As the jobs market recovers from the Great Recession, 99 percent of the new jobs are going to those with at least some college education, a finding that bolsters the argument that young people need more than a high school diploma to thrive in the modern economy.
June 2016 Archives
The new scoring range is meant to eliminate test-takers' confusion over how to interpret their results.
Much of the bill's substance focuses on reducing bureaucracy, increasing flexibility, and trying to ensure that the programs governed by the law are better aligned with workforce demands and produce results.
The National Association for Secondary School Principals has chosen three school leaders as finalists for its 2017 national principal of the year award, which will be announced in October.
A new study by Nicholas W. Hillman maps the United States by "education deserts," showing that college choice in many regions is severely limited.
The new ACT Center for Equity and Learning will focus on addressing educational equity issues such as expanding access to college for underserved learners and closing the achievement gap.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives districts reason to reconsider the longstanding practice of using federal funds to pay for low-income students' Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing fees.
Oklahoma drops the seven end-of-course tests it had required students to take in high school. Instead, the state will design a new assessment system that will permit students to graduate with just one test.
The Department of Education announced 10 winners in its $200,000 Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge to help kick off President Obama's upcoming National Week of Making.
A new study shows that while most colleges and universities require the SAT or ACT for admission, many do not conduct research to prove that such scores are good predictors of college grades, persistence, and graduation.
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, but new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act bolster resources for their support.
ACT's latest curriculum survey shows that teachers think certain writing skills are more important than college instructors do. They also are continuing to teach early-grades math concepts that the common core dropped.
Black and Latino students are not getting equal access to the high-level math and science classes that are a gateway to college.
Teenagers hate it when their teachers make them work in groups, or let students lead discussions.
High school graduates with advanced math and science, good grades, and a professional license or certificate, earned more than young adults with bachelor's degrees.