In her ongoing role as cheerleader-in-chief for college-access causes, former First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 5th annual College Signing Day on May 2.
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April 30, 2018
April 26, 2018
Many states don't report enough data to enable parents to make meaningful judgments about how well their high schools prepare students for college, GreatSchools says.
April 25, 2018
A new Gallup poll shows very few Americans think U.S. high school grads are "very well prepared" for college or work.
April 02, 2018
A new study documents a tricky trap for students: the gap between what high schools require for graduation and what state universities require for admission.
December 28, 2017
A bill in the New Mexico legislature would add a new high school graduation requirement for students: They'd have to have a plan to go to college or enroll in a training program.
October 06, 2017
Sending short, encouraging notes to students, and talking with them about their potential, can dramatically boost enrollment in Advanced Placement courses, a study finds.
September 25, 2017
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.
August 04, 2017
Students have something to say about how well their high schools are getting them ready for college, and it isn't good news.
August 01, 2017
High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.
July 11, 2017
A study by the Pew Research Center finds that most Republicans think colleges and universities have a negative impact on American life, while Democrats see higher education as a positive force.