January 2017 Archives

Montana has hired an outside firm to conduct a policy and procedure review after discovering that ACT scores were incorrectly reported to the federal government.

President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal would create a jobs boom for workers with high school educations or less, but that boom would be only temporary, a new study says.

Louisiana has seen a huge spike in the number of students submitting federal financial-aid applications, due in part to a big push in schools to help students complete the forms.

Wisconsin and Wyoming were unable to win full approval from the U.S. Department of Education to use the ACT as their high school test. The department has demanded "substantial additional information" before it will consider approving the states' use of the exam.

Montana's new superintendent alleges that her predecessor misrepresented the state's ACT scores to the U.S. Department of Education.

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.


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