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August 15, 2012

Student Misconceptions About College Life Can Undermine Success

New report, Preparing Students to Transition from High School to College, from IQS Research, based in Louisville, Ky., finds that many students have unrealistic expectations about the demands of college life, which may hurt their chances of completion

July 02, 2012

ACT to Roll Out Career and College Readiness Tests for 3rd-10th Grades

ACT to launch new, digital college and career testing beginning in 3rd grade.

March 19, 2012

AT&T Makes $250 Million Pledge to Fund Education Programs

AT&T will give $250 million to community programs and schools to support high school graduation and improve workplace readiness.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

February 01, 2012

Seniors Enter Waiting Game; What Are Their College Chances?

New study of college freshman show fewer getting into first-choice college and gap in acceptance versus attendance.

January 31, 2012

Students Bear More of College Cost, Increase Focus on Studies

Annual freshman college survey shows students getting better prepared academically.

January 20, 2012

Panel: Strategies to Keep College Aspirations High for All

Ask kids in 8th grade if they plan to attend college, and there is almost universal enthusiasm. Research shows this is true even among low-income students and those who are low performing. But something happens along the way for many that ends the dream. For some, it's academic struggles or the ch...

January 06, 2012

Colleges Leverage Involvement of Parents in Campus Life

Parents of today's college students were often hyper involved in their kids lives growing up—organizing play dates, coaching from the sports sidelines, and some would say hovering too much over their every decision. It's not surprising, then, that their desire to stay in tune with their childre...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

October 05, 2011

Call for More Accountability in College-Readiness

If states want to get serious about college and career readiness, they need to track student completion of college-level coursework in high school. A policy brief by Jobs for the Future, a national Boston-based nonprofit, advocates better accountability and incentives for schools to prepare student...

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