November 2018 Archives

Federal watchdogs find that Utah inflated its high school graduation rate in the last of a series of reports warning states not to make end runs around the rules for calculating graduation rates.

The schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery to graduate their students are the ones that serve large populations of low-income and minority teenagers.

Only a third of the country's public high schools have a counselor devoted to helping students get prepared for college, and the problem is even worse in high-poverty schools.

A new survey shows that colleges are responding to the call to make SAT or ACT scores optional when students apply for admission.

Counselors at half of the nation's high schools say students are getting more interested in political activism. More than a third of college admissions officers say they're seeing more students write essays about political activism.


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