October 2017 Archives

A new study finds that career and technical education courses can reduce dropping out in high school, and increase on-time graduation. But it also finds that CTE courses don't necessarily boost college enrollment rates.

One college-advising program is helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students with up to six years of support, researchers say. What lessons can schools learn?

A pair of new reports shows moderate annual rises in college prices, but students still struggle to get enough financial aid to cover all their expenses.

Nevada has joined a growing list of states that are conferring retroactive diplomas after getting rid of their exit exams.

Yet another research study argues that educators and policymakers must move away from their focus on the bachelor's degree and embrace the promise of certificates and associate degrees. Many jobs that pay well do not require bachelor's degrees.

A controversy erupts in Philadelphia as it opens its elite career-tech-ed high schools to all students.

Thousands of tests were scored incorrectly in Tennessee. The vendor has fixed the problem, but it's taking a toll in a state that's endured several rounds of problems with its assessments.

There's good news and bad news in education for Latinos: They're making huge gains in finishing high school and enrolling in college, but they're getting stuck in the job market because they are less likely to earn bachelor's degrees.

Sending short, encouraging notes to students, and talking with them about their potential, can dramatically boost enrollment in Advanced Placement courses, a study finds.

The high school graduation rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low.


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