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August 13, 2014

States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.

August 05, 2014

Organizations Update Work to Expand Equity in College Access and Success

Some of the organizations invited by the White House to make commitments to improve college access and completion for low-income students report on their progress.

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

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.

April 10, 2014

N.H. District Must Increase Access to High-Level Classes, Civil Rights Office Says

The Manchester, N.H. district must make efforts to combat discrimination, after an agreement with the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights.

March 12, 2014

American Indians Lag Other Graduates in College Readiness, ACT Says

American Indian high school graduates who took the ACT exam in 2013 were the least likely of any student group to meet any of the college-readiness benchmarks, a new report finds.

February 10, 2014

K-12 and Higher Education Often Fail to Collaborate Effectively, Survey Says

A recent survey of leaders in the K-12 and higher education shows a desire to work together to create a seamless pathway between the sectors, but finds that barriers persist.

December 18, 2013

States Push to Improve Access, Quality in Dual-Enrollment Programs

A new database with state-by-state details on dual enrollment laws is now available from the Education Commission of the States.

October 16, 2013

More Students Expected to Take PSAT This Year

Approximately 3.6 million high school students are expected to take the PSAT this month, as some districts and states pick up the exam fee for all students.

May 30, 2013

Miami-Dade To Offer Curriculum from University of Cambridge

The Florida school district will soon offer the programs from the Cambridge International Examinations in 86 schools.

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