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April 09, 2014

College Persistence Linked to Higher Student Readiness, ACT Report Shows

Examining ACT test-takers in the class of 2012, research finds a link between academic readiness and college dropout and transfer rates.

April 08, 2014

Poll Shows Confidence in College Preparation and Value of Degree Declining

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

April 08, 2014

Just 9 Percent of Nation's High Schools Deemed Rigorous on 'Challenge Index'

The Washington Post released its annual Most Challenging High Schools, highlighting schools where the most students take college-level examinations.

April 07, 2014

Biden Unveils Plans to Help Students Gain College Credit for Apprenticeships

The Obama Administration plans to roll out an initiative aimed at encouraging colleges to grant credit for student-apprentices who learn new skills on the job.

April 02, 2014

Performance Gaps Widen as High-Achieving Students Progress in High School

An Education Trust report follows high-achieving students through high school and discovers those from low-income backgrounds and students of color don't excel as much as their wealthier, white peers.

March 28, 2014

African-American Students Inadequately Prepared for College, Says Study

Most African American students aren't receiving the education they need to succeed in college, says a new report.

March 24, 2014

Disparities Persist in Access to Math and Science Courses, Federal Data Show

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

March 17, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers OK Increase in Graduation Requirements

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

March 14, 2014

The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math?

Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.

March 13, 2014

Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

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