April 2017 Archives

The PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessment consortia are adopting new managers to oversee their work in a changing testing landscape.

A new study shows that in high-poverty districts, where students need financial aid the most, the rates of aid applications are lower.

A new study finds that enrolling full time in community college for even one semester boosts students chances of earning a degree.

Rhode Island becomes the latest state to abandon the PARCC exam. It will use the test designed by its neighbor, Massachusetts, instead.

Groups leading the GradNation initiative urge the education secretary to ensure states use the four-year adjusted cohort rate in identifying high schools with low graduation rates.

New York becomes the first state in the country to provide free tuition at four-year public institutions, but it is drawing criticism for a key restriction it places on students who benefit from it.

Schools from 10 districts in Illinois have been chosen to participate in a new pilot program to create competency-based approaches to high school learning and graduation.


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