A new study by the U.S. Department of Education finds that nearly one-third of high schools offer competency-based advancement, the opportunity to move ahead based on mastery, rather than seat time.


South Dakota tried to cut down on college remediation by offering the Accuplacer test to high school students, but few districts used the system.


The $20 million will go to 10 states to expand and improve their career-and-technical-education systems.


Michelle Obama chooses a gathering of school counselors as a symbolic place to give final, emotional remarks as first lady, calling counselors "heroes" of education.


A new report explores what states are doing to get more industry professionals into career-tech classrooms. But key obstacles slow the process, and concerns about teacher quality persist.


College readiness and college-admissions testing dominated the list of the most-read posts of 2016 on "High School & Beyond" blog.


Thirty elite colleges have announced the American Talent Initiative, which aims to step up recruiting of students from low- and middle-income families.


A new report examines the educational attainment data of three cohorts of young adults and found that there is still significant work to do to close opportunity gaps.


Alabama, which has been under federal investigation for the way it calculated its high school graduation rate, admits that its numbers were inflated and promises to fix the problem.


A new study finds that fewer than half of high school seniors are completing a key step on the road to college: filling out the FAFSA, which can unlock money that makes or breaks a student's college chances.


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