The College Board and Pearson unveiled a new online tool today to help students who struggle get up to speed with college-level courses
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June 24, 2011
June 17, 2011
There is no one simple answer to the question: Why do students drop out of college? But a new study from the University of Western Ontario tries to shed new light. The study, "Learning About Academic Ability and the College Drop-Out Decision," found that 40 percent of low-income U.S. college stude...
June 10, 2011
At many colleges, getting admitted is not all about test scores.
June 06, 2011
After a four-year experiment of letting applicants write essays as long as their hearts desired, Common Application is limiting essays to a 500-word maximum beginning this fall.
June 01, 2011
A new report released today by the Education Trust says that financial-aid policies too often benefit affluent students who would go to college anyway, rather than helping those with the greatest financial need. And when it comes to the bottom line of paying for college (after grants and aid), low-i...
May 23, 2011
Education writer Jay Matthews offers a different approach to ranking schools: looking at the number of college-level tests taken.
May 19, 2011
They don't like how the list is generated, the impact the rankings have on how schools operate, or find it useful in narrowing the college search, but they know they have to deal with it.
May 10, 2011
The national discussion over how to improve college-competition rates often takes place among policymakers and educators. But why not ask students themselves about what keeps them from getting a degree?
May 02, 2011
As of yesterday, many high school seniors were likely breathing a sigh of relief. After months of visiting campuses, comparing aid packages, and weighing options, May 1 was the deadline when most students finally had to decide where they will be headed to college in the fall. Next, colleges and un...
April 29, 2011
I'm a big believer in teaching kids about money. Giving an allowance to pay for gadgets, buy gifts, donate to charity, and establish good savings habits makes sense. Turns out, those money lessons may up kids' chances of finishing college, too. New research says that children with savings accounts...