September 2017 Archives

The data-retrieval tool for federal financial aid forms will be back up and running by Oct. 1. It has been down since last spring because of security problems.

A new study shows that students who are the first in their families to attend college are far less likely to finish college degrees than those from college-going families.

A new study finds that advice from the working world is particularly valuable as students decide on a college major, but it's the kind of advice they get least often.

South Dakota becomes the first state to offer guaranteed admission to students based on their performance on the Smarter Balanced exam.

A new national musical theater songwriting competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, seeks talented young composers.

In its market-share battle with ACT, the College Board adds one more statewide contract: West Virginia.

Test scores, race, and family income are just some of the factors that influence who gets in to selective-admissions high schools in Philadelphia, raising questions of access and equity.

College admissions officers have noticed an increase in the number of students submitting ACT scores with their college applications, according to a survey by Kaplan, which partners with ACT to offer test prep for that exam.

Faith in the value of a bachelor's degree has dropped sharply, particularly among men, younger adults, and people in rural areas, a new poll finds.

High school redesign gets a celebrity twist this week, with a national telecast that's meant to engage people nationwide in the work to create better high schools.


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