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Still under development, the test is being pitched by conservatives as an SAT and ACT alternative for students in non-common-core states, and those who are home-schooled or attend private schools.

The move places a counselor devoted to college planning in schools that need extra support.

The awards come at a turning point for career and technical education, as it gains support for its potential to help students stay more engaged in learning with hands-on work, while acquiring job skills.

The testing company had come under fire for making it tough to get accommodations on its college-entrance exam, which many states require all students to take.

Competitors to the GED continue to erode its market share after it was updated to reflect the common core, and got more expensive, too.

By discussing what leading states are doing to customize learning for students, a new report emphasizes, yet again, that personalized learning and technology-based learning aren't necessarily the same thing.

The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.

The U.S. Department of Education names the colleges chosen to be part of its experiment in using Pell funds to allow low-income students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.

Building key factors in a statewide AP strategy can help states more the college-level courses available to students in a more equitable way.

While students are pleased that their scores seem to be higher on the next test, there is confusion about how the numbers will affect their college-admission prospects.

Despite more than a decade of letting students choose where to attend high school, students who live in poor neighborhoods of New York City still graduate at far lower rates than their wealthier peers.

Eight groups release a "vision statement" that pushes for K-12, higher education, workforce development and business to work together to create high-quality career-tech programs for students.

Attorneys took the state to task for enacting new testing requirements by memorandum, instead of through a process that includes public notice and comment.

The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.

The president of the College Board hinted Tuesday that the new SAT has enabled a broader range of students to perform well on the college-admissions exam.


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