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July 31, 2015

Students Report Weak Support Systems for College, Career Preparation

A new poll shows that few students have adequate counseling and other supports to help them shape college and career goals.

July 31, 2015

Preparing Students for Reality of College With Advice and Inspiration

A summer workshop for hundreds of recent high school graduates in the District of Columbia emphasizes the shifting mindset needed to be resilient and successful in college.

July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

July 27, 2015

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

July 27, 2015

African-American Students Found Falling Short of College-Readiness Benchmarks

A new report on college readiness shows that even when African-American students take the recommended core classes in high school most do not meet the minimum ACT scores to indicate they are on track to succeed in college.

July 27, 2015

Course Access May Make It Harder for Rural Schools to Send Kids to College

An ongoing study of Virginia schools suggests school capacity could hinder college-going for students from rural high schools.

July 23, 2015

High Schools Fall Short Preparing Students For College, Survey Finds

A new survey conducted for Achieve shows that most college instructors and employers believe students come to campus and the workplace with at least some gaps in preparation.

July 21, 2015

Low-Income Students Continue to Lag on College Readiness Measures

ACT test performance remains flat for low-income students, with just 11 percent meeting all four college-readiness benchmarks, compared to 26 percent of the overall test-taking pool.

July 20, 2015

First-Generation Students' Struggle to Be Ready for College

New data bring a fresh urgency to the extra support that first-generation students need to tackle their college aspirations.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

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