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April 04, 2011

Push to Mandate Algebra 2 in High School Ramps Up

Talk about college readiness often includes discussion of how much and what kind of math to take in high school. Today's Washington Post has a front-page story examining the push to raise graduation requirements to include Algebra 2. Those in higher education complain that students arrive on campu...

April 01, 2011

New Reports Highlight Promise of Early College High Schools

Four new research reports are reflecting the growing success of early college high schools, an approach that has spread to 28 states with 230 schools and 50,000 students.

March 28, 2011

Decisions, Decisions...How To Weigh College Offers

This time of year many high school seniors are getting the long-awaited word from colleges about whether their application rose to the top of the pile or not. Applying to multiple schools may have seemed like a good idea a few months ago, but now the result may be multiple offers. How to decide? ...

March 25, 2011

Gaston Caperton to Leave College Board Presidency Next Year

College Board President Gaston Caperton announced today he will be stepping down on June 30, 2012. He has held the position since 1999. Caperton delivered the news at a meeting of the organization's Board of Trustees in Reston, Va. today. Under Caperton's reign, the College Board membership has gro...

March 23, 2011

Dropout Awareness Campaign Aims to Engage Students

A new campaign to keep students in schools leverages this statistic: Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school in the United States.

March 22, 2011

What States Can Do to Raise High School Grad Rates

If the United States is ever going to get to the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020, it is going to take some advocacy and innovation by state legislatures. That was the consensus among a panel of experts in education and policy in a discussion today about state-level strategi...

March 22, 2011

Fewer Schools Deemed 'Dropout Factories'

The number of U.S. schools with graduation rates no higher than 60 percent fell by 6.4 percent from 2008 to 2009, says a new report, which gives improvements by region.

March 21, 2011

Grad Nation Summit Kicks Off in Washington Today

About 650 people from across the country are expected to gather in Washington for the first Building a Grad Nation Summit starting today through Wednesday. Headliners will include Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Gov. Martin O...

March 17, 2011

Bored With Studying for the SAT? Now There's a Phone App

Thousands of high school students across the country racked their brains on Saturday striving for the perfect SAT score. Many will take it again with hopes of boosting their score. To up their chances, some will sign up for classes, buy prep books, or go online to practice. Now, there's an app for ...

March 14, 2011

College Process Not So Complex, New Poll Reveals

Contrary to the hype about the college-application process, the College Board finds most parents and students don't think the process is overly complex.

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