A letter from College Board President David Coleman about the Parkland school shootings has sparked anger and an apology.


Passing rates on the GED have bounced back to normal levels, four years after a major redesign of the equivalency exam caused a sharp drop.


Students whose parents didn't go to college are more likely to take fewer challenging courses when they're in high school, a new research brief shows.


A new report shows that school counselors are still carrying big caseloads, even as they're being asked to advise students on a widening range of issues.


With "peace circles," a running club, and other initiatives, counselor Kirsten Perry helped an elementary school on the west side of Chicago work toward a better learning climate.


A scathing report on violations of graduation rules in the District of Columbia shines a spotlight on a nationwide problem: Chronic absenteeism.


ACT Inc.'s new free test-prep service arrives amid ever-increasing competition with its rival, the College Board, which offers free test prep of its own.


A new initiative aims to focus college admissions less on standardized test scores, and more on student projects.


A federal audit finds that California inflated its 2013-14 high school graduation rate by 2 percentage points, largely by misclassifying students who transferred to community college and adult-education programs.


New emails show that an investigation of race-based admissions in at least one university are getting support and direction at the top levels of the Justice Department's civil rights division.


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