North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.
Students at the Florida school where 17 people were shot on Feb. 14 have been exempted from fees on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, and they might be excused from state tests.
In the wake of a major graduation-rate scandal, the District of Columbia school system reports a big anticipated drop in this year's high school graduation rate.
Arizona has approved a new approach to testing that allows districts to choose among several high school tests. But the new system could violate federal education law.
Many colleges and universities are reassuring students that their offers of admission won't be jeopardized if they are suspended because they missed school to protest gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shootings.
A letter from College Board President David Coleman about the Parkland school shootings has sparked anger and an apology.
Passing rates on the GED have bounced back to normal levels, four years after a major redesign of the equivalency exam caused a sharp drop.
Students whose parents didn't go to college are more likely to take fewer challenging courses when they're in high school, a new research brief shows.
A new report shows that school counselors are still carrying big caseloads, even as they're being asked to advise students on a widening range of issues.
With "peace circles," a running club, and other initiatives, counselor Kirsten Perry helped an elementary school on the west side of Chicago work toward a better learning climate.