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August 11, 2014

Under Fire, College Board to 'Clarify' New U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

August 11, 2014

Republican National Committee Condemns New AP History Framework

The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.

August 05, 2014

ACT: Better Preparation, Not Just More Courses, Is Key to STEM Readiness

A new study finds that boosting high school graduation requirements, alone, will not improve student outcomes.

May 30, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Features Focus on 3rd Grade Reading

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

May 14, 2014

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.

March 24, 2014

Disparities Persist in Access to Math and Science Courses, Federal Data Show

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

March 17, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers OK Increase in Graduation Requirements

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

March 14, 2014

The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math?

Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.

February 21, 2014

Mississippi Considers Requiring Minimum ACT Score for Graduation

Mississippi is considering using the ACT college test as the high school exit exam for students in public schools, reports the Associated Press—something no other state has done.

April 16, 2013

States Exploring Alternatives to the GED

As the longtime high school equivalency test undergoes a major redesign, many states are concerned about its rising cost.

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