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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.

October 06, 2017

The Power of One Small Gesture Can Dramatically Boost AP Enrollment

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

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.

August 04, 2017

Students Say Schools Do Poor Job of Preparing Them for College

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

Who Gets Hurt When High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal?

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.

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