August 2017 Archives

Every college-application season, stories abound of students scrambling to submit a dozen or more college applications. But that's a distortion of reality.


A Kansas lineman can earn $99,000 a year after five years' experience, and with no bachelor's degree. These kinds of jobs are commanding a lot of attention in a national conversation about college and career readiness.


A new study raises questions about whether the students who can benefit most from dual-credit programs are getting adequate access to them.


For the first time, federal researchers have collected data that show how big a slice of U.S. schools offer online-only courses. The number might surprise you.


A new study finds that teenagers who prioritize close friendship over being popular are happier in early adulthood.


Rural school districts face special challenges in trying to offer high-quality career and technical education programs. A new paper explores what four states are doing to change that picture.


A new study finds that grades are rising more at private and suburban schools more than they are in urban schools, a trend that experts worry puts low-income students at a disadvantage as they apply to college.


A study shows that students who are likely to fail or drop out graduate at higher rates from NAF schools than those who attend other schools.


In response to a major security breach, federal officials have announced a change to the financial-aid application that some worry could discourage students from applying for the support they need to go to college.


A promised update on Trump's apprenticeship initiative didn't provide much detail on how the administration has moved that project forward.


Many colleges and universities sent out financial-aid decisions earlier this year, in response to big changes in the schedule for submitting the FAFSA.


The national rankings of four-year colleges and universities often play a major—although controversial—role in students' thinking about higher education. Now one of the big players in the college-ranking business is turning its scrutiny on two-year trade schools.


Students have something to say about how well their high schools are getting them ready for college, and it isn't good news.


Which jobs are at risk of being lost to automation, and how can students prepare for those labor-market shifts? A new interactive tool, based on jobs data, offers insight that can help educators guide students in career planning.


High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.


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