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March 09, 2011

Survey Shows Broad Support for College and Career Readiness

A survey released today shows broad agreement among students, teachers, and business executive about the importance of college and career readiness for high school graduates. But opinions about what exactly that means, how high a priority it should be, and what reforms are needed vary.

March 07, 2011

Colleges' Role in Common-Core State Standards

Most of the buzz about the common-core sate standards has focused on K-12, but there is plenty that higher education can do to support the reform effort, according to educators gathered at the American Council on Education annual meeting in Washington this week. The standards have been adopted so f...

March 07, 2011

Colleges Need to Be Innovative to Support Diverse Learners

To help more students be successful in college and be prepared for the work world, experts gathered at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Council on Education, said that colleges need to be innovative and rethink the way they serve an increasingly diverse student body. Here are some ideas floa...

March 01, 2011

Schools Embrace Web to Streamline College Planning, Apps

Some districts are turning to Web-based tools to empower students to manage their academic records and make it easier to apply for college.

February 07, 2011

New Facebook App Predicts College Acceptance Chances

A new Facebook app matches student profiles colleges and universities to predict the likelihood of the student making the cut.

February 05, 2011

Simple Ideas for Getting Middle Schoolers Ready for College

We've written about how it's never too early to get kids prepared for college—setting goals as early as elementary school. This week, Jay Matthews offered some great suggestions in the Washington Post about sneaky ways to get middle schoolers on the right path. I love the simple ideas, from ...

January 25, 2011

Delaware Gives All Juniors SAT During School Day

You don't have to shell out $47 or kill a Saturday to take the SAT if you are a high school junior living in Delaware. On April 13, the SAT will be administered statewide to all juniors in Delaware public schools during the regular school day, the Delaware Department of Education announced today. M...

January 18, 2011

College Board: Families Need Earlier Education About Costs

A report finds just 46 percent of parents know the cost of attending a public college in their home state, and many don't know about the aid available.

January 11, 2011

Rigorous, Relevant High School Program Leads Kids to College

Students in a high school program that combines strong academics, demanding technical education, and real-world experience were more likely to go on to college than their peers, new research shows.

January 06, 2011

Report Reveals Common-Core Standards Lack Higher Ed. Link

A new report released today by the Center on Education Policy reveals that states lack solid plans to coordinate with higher education on linking college-admissions requirements or curriculum to the common standards. The report, States' Progress and Challenges in Implementing Common Core Standards...

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