The U.S. Department of Education will closely evaluate states' plans to adopt college- and career-ready academic standards and tests.
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September 29, 2011
September 14, 2011
The latest SAT scores show a decline in all areas, but the College Board says four in 10 of those taking the test meet its definition of "college ready."
August 30, 2011
Most recent high school graduates say they wished they had taken tougher courses in high school to be better prepared for college.
August 26, 2011
The first study to explore college instructors' views of the common standards finds support for their role in college readiness, but leaves key areas unexplored.
August 17, 2011
ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.
June 22, 2011
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
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
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
A new study details the relative earnings potential of various college majors.
May 23, 2011
A New York Times story profiles the rise in education-advocacy work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.