An annual study by the College Board finds counselors are poorly trained for key job duties, and are often directed to spend too much time on activities that matter least for students' academic success.
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October 29, 2012
October 26, 2012
As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.
October 24, 2012
Miami The annual meeting of the College Board got off to an unusual start: with a high-profile session on English-learners' "right to rigor," moderated by none other than the organization's brand-new president, David Coleman. The session, a panel discussion by three nationally known ELL experts,...
October 04, 2012
The two presidential candidates devote a slice of their first debate to education.
September 28, 2012
A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.
September 13, 2012
PARCC's K-12 and higher education leaders continued their work to and agree on performance-level descriptors for the impending Common Core State Standards assessments.
August 02, 2012
A new study examines what college systems are doing to gauge students' readiness for credit-bearing work, as they recognize the limitations of traditional placement tests.
July 25, 2012
Two new systems of college-and-career-readiness tests have recently announced rollouts, adding new players to a landscape dominated by the two groups of states that are designing such tests with $360 million in federal money.
July 12, 2012
One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards seeks feedback on its definition of college readiness, which is central to the assessment's development.
July 05, 2012
Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...