The National Student Clearinghouse report quantifies what most educators know: Students from schools with high rates of poverty or large enrollments of minority students enroll in college, and complete college, at much lower rates than their more advantaged peers.


College prices didn't rise as much this year as they did the year before, but they're still rising faster than financial aid, leaving students in a bind.


A new study finds that even high-achieving middle school students don't apply to New York City's most competitive high schools, raising questions about the power of high school choice.


A new paper from the Brookings Institution raises questions about the value of vocational certificates, and a new help sheet from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tries to explain the misunderstood world of certificates and licenses.


Grumps and skeptics aren't holding big celebrations over President Barack Obama's announcement that the national high school graduation rate reached a high of 82.3 percent. What's spoiling the party?


Research shows that simple text messages can help students stay on track with important parts of the college application process. The Common Application is using the technique to help students apply for financial aid.


A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that career readiness will be a lifetime project, requiring adults to constantly upgrade their skills to stay well matched to a changing economy.


A new study finds that the first two years of high school offer a powerful opportunity to change the trajectories of students who have begun to disengage from school.


A new paper argues that states should make a major change in how they report college readiness for accountability, a move that provides a more complete picture, but risks making states' numbers look worse.


Not all district superintendents think that completing dual-enrollment credits means a student is ready for college.


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