January 2018 Archives

ACT Inc.'s new free test-prep service arrives amid ever-increasing competition with its rival, the College Board, which offers free test prep of its own.


A new initiative aims to focus college admissions less on standardized test scores, and more on student projects.


A federal audit finds that California inflated its 2013-14 high school graduation rate by 2 percentage points, largely by misclassifying students who transferred to community college and adult-education programs.


New emails show that an investigation of race-based admissions in at least one university are getting support and direction at the top levels of the Justice Department's civil rights division.


Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.


The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a national college-counseling group for information about possible antitrust violations in its ethics policy.


Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.


A new study raises questions about how easily states can use the SAT or ACT instead of their required high school achievement tests.


Illinois is making plans that would allow adults to earn high school equivalency without passing tests like the GED.


Florida will allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to earn Puerto Rican diplomas in their newly adopted Florida schools. The decision addresses concerns that students might not be prepared to pass Florida graduation exams.


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