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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.

July 11, 2017

Most Republicans Have Negative View of Higher Education, Poll Finds

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.

June 08, 2017

Five Things to Remember When Planning for College, by People Who Study It

The Gallup organization, which has been polling college students and alumni for years, pulls together their findings to offer key tips and advice for young people planning for college.

May 16, 2017

College Board, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Team Up on Pathways Work

The College Board and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a two-year partnership aimed at expanding access for low-income and rural students to college preparation and planning tools.

March 29, 2017

College Board Backs Legislation to 'Maximize' Credit for AP Courses

A proposed bill in Washington state goes farther than laws in other states to maximize the awarding of college credit for scores of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams.

March 10, 2017

Study Finds Gender, Race, Income Gaps in Dual-Enrollment Programs

A new study finds that high-achieving white girls from financially secure homes are the most likely students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.

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.

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