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January 27, 2017

Louisiana Sees Huge Spike in FAFSA Completions

Louisiana has seen a huge spike in the number of students submitting federal financial-aid applications, due in part to a big push in schools to help students complete the forms.

January 12, 2017

How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School?

South Dakota tried to cut down on college remediation by offering the Accuplacer test to high school students, but few districts used the system.

December 19, 2016

College Readiness, College-Admissions Tests: The Most-Read Posts From 2016

College readiness and college-admissions testing dominated the list of the most-read posts of 2016 on "High School & Beyond" blog.

December 13, 2016

Elite Colleges Announce New Push to Recruit Lower-Income Students

Thirty elite colleges have announced the American Talent Initiative, which aims to step up recruiting of students from low- and middle-income families.

December 08, 2016

Why Is Filling Out the FAFSA So Important?

A new study finds that fewer than half of high school seniors are completing a key step on the road to college: filling out the FAFSA, which can unlock money that makes or breaks a student's college chances.

October 27, 2016

High School Poverty, Minority Enrollment, Undermine College Progress, Study Finds

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.

August 03, 2016

Low-Income Students Need More Than Just a College Degree, Report Says

To thrive in a rapidly changing workplace, low-income students need not only postsecondary education, but work experience, and skills like adaptability and perseverance that will help them succeed in their jobs, a new report says.

June 24, 2016

Why College Access Depends on Your ZIP Code

A new study by Nicholas W. Hillman maps the United States by "education deserts," showing that college choice in many regions is severely limited.

June 22, 2016

ACT Targets Underserved High Schoolers With New Center for Equity and Learning

The new ACT Center for Equity and Learning will focus on addressing educational equity issues such as expanding access to college for underserved learners and closing the achievement gap.

May 03, 2016

College Board's Coleman: New SAT Helping Wider Range of Students

The president of the College Board hinted Tuesday that the new SAT has enabled a broader range of students to perform well on the college-admissions exam.

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