There's a new alternative to the Common Application, and it hopes to help low-income and underrepresented students apply to college. A group of 83 colleges, including some of the nation's most elite, came up with the idea.


School leaders from 17 states have signed on to work with the Council of Chief State School Officers in an effort make career technical education more relevant, rigorous, and accountable.


The grant program aims to improve retention and completion rates, especially at institutes that serve minority and low-income students.


Laurene Powell Jobs kicks off a $50 million contest to collect ideas—especially from students—that will guide the creation of at least five new high schools.


A new study argues that high school students don't need heroes to help them manage tough times, they need "webs" of supportive adults.


The president's announcement Monday means that students can fill out the FAFSA months earlier, and use tax information from two years, instead of one year, earlier.


A K-8 charter school on the edge of the Navajo Nation develops college readiness by building on the strengths of its students' cultural traditions.


A new study builds on the idea that adolescents are just not wired to start learning so early in the morning.


The president has assembled a panel of leaders who will push for free community college on a state-by-state basis, since Congress hasn't moved forward on a national plan.


Do you know the difference between a certificate and a certification? A new brief seeks to help students and counselors understand postsecondary training options.


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