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August 17, 2011

ACT Seeks to Connect Test Scores, Career Readiness

ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.

June 22, 2011

Study: The Promise of Free Tuition Boosts Student Motivation

A study of the Kalamazoo Promise finds that offering free college tuition to students gives them the incentive to work harder and aim for college.

June 08, 2011

New EdWeek Report Sees High School Graduation Rate Rising

Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report explores trends in high school graduation rates, and after-high-school pathways other than a university degree.

May 27, 2011

Gates Foundation's Role in Ed Policy: An Addendum

Observers and critics take The New York Times to task for its profile of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's influence on education policy.

May 24, 2011

Report Places Dollar Value on College Majors

A new study details the relative earnings potential of various college majors.

May 23, 2011

Newspaper Notes Rise in Advocacy Work by Gates Foundation

A New York Times story profiles the rise in education-advocacy work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

March 28, 2011

Déjà Vu All Over Again: We Can Spot Academic Trouble Early

A new study from Colorado shows that test scores as early as 6th grade can predict a student's likelihood of needing college remediation.

March 23, 2011

Shaping Education With an Eye on the Workplace

A new report urges governors to become a force in helping their state colleges and universities respond better to workforce demands.

March 15, 2011

Text Complexity: How They're Tackling it in New York City

Teachers in New York City learn new ways of gauging a text's complexity, and ways to teach discipline-specific reading strategies.

March 15, 2011

GED Program to Phase In Computer-Based Testing

The GED will become available via computer in four states this spring.

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