Teenagers hate it when their teachers make them work in groups, or let students lead discussions.
High school graduates with advanced math and science, good grades, and a professional license or certificate, earned more than young adults with bachelor's degrees.
Still under development, the test is being pitched by conservatives as an SAT and ACT alternative for students in non-common-core states, and those who are home-schooled or attend private schools.
The move places a counselor devoted to college planning in schools that need extra support.
The awards come at a turning point for career and technical education, as it gains support for its potential to help students stay more engaged in learning with hands-on work, while acquiring job skills.
The testing company had come under fire for making it tough to get accommodations on its college-entrance exam, which many states require all students to take.
Competitors to the GED continue to erode its market share after it was updated to reflect the common core, and got more expensive, too.
By discussing what leading states are doing to customize learning for students, a new report emphasizes, yet again, that personalized learning and technology-based learning aren't necessarily the same thing.
The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.
The U.S. Department of Education names the colleges chosen to be part of its experiment in using Pell funds to allow low-income students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.