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January 09, 2018

Gates Seeks to Fund Creation of Networks to Guide Secondary School Improvement

Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.

December 14, 2017

More Free ACT, SAT Score Reports Announced for Low-Income Students

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.

December 08, 2017

Apprenticeships or College? How About Both?

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.

December 07, 2017

Colleges Expand Commitments to Recruit Underserved Students

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.

November 09, 2017

11 Steps Colleges Should Take to Help Low-Income Students

Colleges and universities have a duty to help low-income students surmount the many barriers they face in the application process, and 11 key practices could help them do that, a new report says.

October 26, 2017

College-Advising Model Yields Results for Low-Income Students

One college-advising program is helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students with up to six years of support, researchers say. What lessons can schools learn?

September 25, 2017

The Best College Advice Is From the Working World, and Few Students Get It

A new study finds that advice from the working world is particularly valuable as students decide on a college major, but it's the kind of advice they get least often.

July 12, 2017

You Want More Students Applying for Financial Aid? Bring in Michelle Obama.

A new study shows that Michelle Obama increased communities' financial-aid-application rates when she showed up to boost college access.

April 10, 2017

New York First in Nation to Make Tuition Free at Public Four-Year Colleges

New York becomes the first state in the country to provide free tuition at four-year public institutions, but it is drawing criticism for a key restriction it places on students who benefit from it.

March 31, 2017

FAFSA Tool Won't Be Fixed Until Fall, Feds Say

The Internal Revenue Service and Education Department announced earlier this month that a tool for helping students apply for federal financial aid would be unavailable for several weeks—but now they're saying it will be offline for another six months.

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