December 2016 Archives

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.


Meeting one-on-one with school counselors has a powerful effect on students' chances of going to college and of applying for financial aid, a new study reports.


A pending national plateau in the number of high school graduates is fueled by a decline in the white student population, although there is projected to be a surge in Hispanic and Asian high school graduates.


Many students are accepting the federal government's invitation to file three months earlier for federal financial aid, but it's still not clear whether colleges will follow up.


The College Board will make it easier for students with disabilities to request test accommodations, after the Department of Justice began looking into the lack of support for students with disabilities.


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