South Dakota becomes the first state to offer guaranteed admission to students based on their performance on the Smarter Balanced exam.


A new national musical theater songwriting competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, seeks talented young composers.


In its market-share battle with ACT, the College Board adds one more statewide contract: West Virginia.


Test scores, race, and family income are just some of the factors that influence who gets in to selective-admissions high schools in Philadelphia, raising questions of access and equity.


College admissions officers have noticed an increase in the number of students submitting ACT scores with their college applications, according to a survey by Kaplan, which partners with ACT to offer test prep for that exam.


Faith in the value of a bachelor's degree has dropped sharply, particularly among men, younger adults, and people in rural areas, a new poll finds.


High school redesign gets a celebrity twist this week, with a national telecast that's meant to engage people nationwide in the work to create better high schools.


Every college-application season, stories abound of students scrambling to submit a dozen or more college applications. But that's a distortion of reality.


A Kansas lineman can earn $99,000 a year after five years' experience, and with no bachelor's degree. These kinds of jobs are commanding a lot of attention in a national conversation about college and career readiness.


A new study raises questions about whether the students who can benefit most from dual-credit programs are getting adequate access to them.


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