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July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

July 17, 2014

Report: College Aspirations Fall Short of Reality for Many Low-Income Students

New ACT report finds 95 percent of its low-income test takers want to go to college, yet only 59 percent enroll right after high school graduation.

July 17, 2014

IB to Launch Pilot Program in Five High Schools to Serve Disadvantaged Students

As the reach of its education programs continues to grow, the IB is launching a pilot program in five U.S. high schools to attract and support more low-income students.

July 16, 2014

Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says

A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.

July 15, 2014

Report Calls for States to Rethink High School Exit Exams

A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.

July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

July 07, 2014

Report Calls for Common Yardsticks on College Remediation

The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.

June 10, 2014

Higher Education Leaders Form Coalition in Support of Common Core

Nearly 200 college presidents and higher education leaders have formed a coalition to support the common-core standards, which have increasingly come under fire.

June 10, 2014

After-School, College-Readiness Program Shifts Focus to Younger Students

The non-profit College Tribe in Washington, D.C. shifted its focus from high school to 3-8th graders in hopes of building basic academic skills and aspirations early enough to impact college success.

June 06, 2014

ACT to Feature New Indicators for Career Readiness, Understanding Complex Texts

Starting in the spring of 2015, ACT exam results will include new indicators on students' career readiness and ability to understand complex texts.

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