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October 10, 2018

Low-Income Students Are More Likely to Underestimate Cost of College

A federal survey finds that students' estimates of the cost of tuition and fees at four-year colleges track closely with their socioeconomic backgrounds.

September 27, 2018

Michelle Obama's 'Reach Higher' Initiative Merges With the Common Application

The Common Application acquires "Reach Higher," a signature college-access initiative started by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

September 24, 2018

High School Counselors Think Colleges Should Drop SAT, ACT Requirements

A pair of new surveys shows deep skepticism about the value of college-admissions exams among high school counselors and college-admissions leaders. Both groups also worry about too much pressure to take AP courses, and lack of equal access to those classes.

September 20, 2018

Considering Grades, Not Just Tests, in College Course Placement Pays Off

A new study finds that students perform well in college classes when their placements in those courses are based on multiple factors, including high school grades.

June 01, 2018

Bloomberg Pledges $375 Million in College- and Workforce-Readiness Initiatives

Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announces $375 million in pledges to a range of initiatives that support college and career readiness.

April 30, 2018

Michelle Obama: Presiding Over a Much-Expanded 'College Signing Day'

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.

April 26, 2018

New High School Award Hobbled by Missing Data

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

Only 3 Percent of Adults Think High School Grads Are 'Very Prepared' for College

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

How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards

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

New Graduation Requirement in New Mexico? College Application or Training

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.

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