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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 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

College Readiness for Underserved Middle School Students Shouldn't Be Forgotten

Many initiatives geared toward college and career readiness focus on a student's early years and high school, but middle school may be the best time to intervene.

July 06, 2015

Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Better HR Platforms and Career Education

If education is about talent development, we need to radically improve how we recruit, hire and develop educators, and this demands much better talent platforms and human resource information systems. In general, better career education would inform learning and work choices. Following are six, strategies to improve career education in K-12 including expanding CTE academies, encouraging maker driven learning, encouraging career awareness in grades 6-12.

June 22, 2015

Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test?

A Utah study suggests the main benefit for Advanced Placement students comes for those who complete and pass the test.

June 18, 2015

It's Not Either Associate or Bachelor's Degree; for Many Students, It's Both

More than 40 percent of graduates with an associate degree go on to earn a bachelor's degree, finds a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

June 10, 2015

States Vary in Transition Policies From High School to College

A report from the New America Foundation gives a state-by-state comparison of college-readiness policies and how K-12 expectations align with college entrance requirements.

June 03, 2015

Students Say College Is Not Preparing Them for Job Market

A new poll of college students by McGraw Hill Education finds 65 percent of students felt high school prepared them adequately for college, yet just 35 percent believe college got them ready for the job market.

April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

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