The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.


A new study suggests that students might not be heeding a big argument policymakers have been pushing--that students don't need bachelor's degrees to be successful.


ACT announces an expansion of its policy to let low-income students send their test scores to colleges for free. Almost immediately, the College Board announced that it is expanding its own free-score-report policy.


A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a hacking scheme that shut down a key piece of the federal financial aid system earlier this year.


Policymakers need to break down barriers that promote a false choice between apprenticeships and higher education. A new paper outlines steps to blend the two.


Colleges and universities are expanding their commitments to bring more low-income, high-achieving students onto their campuses as part of the American Talent Initiative.


The high school graduation rate has reached yet another all-time high, with notable gains in all groups of students.


A Republican bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act would require schools to notify students by 10th grade that financial aid could help them afford college. It also requires "enhanced" financial-aid counseling.


A new report on dual-credit programs offers nuts-and-bolts advice for program designers to ensure quality, accountability, equity and a wise investment of public funds.


The U.S. Department of Education plans to roll out a mobile app for the FAFSA in the spring of 2018.


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