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January 03, 2011

Study Offers Insight Into What Helps Students Finish College

Different factors stand out at two-year and four-year institutions.

November 24, 2010

New Tool to Assess College Readiness in High Schools

Think your school is doing a good job of preparing students for life beyond high school. How about getting an outsider's take?

November 17, 2010

New Haven Works to Put Students on Track to College

City, education, and business leaders in New Haven, Conn., are ramping up efforts to get more students on the track for college. Today, the city is announcing its public schools will be working with College Summit, a nonprofit that promotes a college-going culture in 170 schools in 12 states throug...

November 09, 2010

High School Teachers Don't Think Students Are College Ready

An interesting disconnect between teachers and students about college readiness was revealed in the annual 2010 Deloitte Education Survey, released this week. While just 31 percent of high school teachers think their graduating seniors are prepared for college, 68 percent of current college studen...

November 04, 2010

Survey Looks at Student Engagement, How K-12 Can Help

If students are going to get those all-important college degrees, they need to be engaged on campus. That's why the results of the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement released today are good for educators and policymakers to consider. Now in its 10th year, the NSSE measures the amount of tim...

October 25, 2010

Ivy League Mentors Give Advice to College-Bound Students

We can give students all the advice we want about the college-application process, but what they really listen to are other students. Now, a group of 45 students at Ivy League schools are offering their services as mentors to college-bound students through a new website called IvyAlly. Some of the ...

October 23, 2010

New Guide Helps With College Experience in High School

There has been lots of talk in policy circles about the value of students taking college courses while still in high school. In an effort to expand these opportunities, A Policymaker's Guide to Early College Designs: Expanding a Strategy for Achieving College Readiness for All has been developed by ...

October 21, 2010

Students Applying to More Colleges and More Online

Feel like the college-application process is ramping up? Now a report, released yesterday, confirms it. Each year, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors surveys counseling and admission officers to learn more about what's happening in the field and track trends in admission an...

October 19, 2010

School Counselors Stretched at a Time When Needed Most

What schools need now are more counselors—not fewer—based on experts' recommendations. This is particularly true in high schools, where students are eager for help navigating the transition to college and careers. But the reality is that counselors are stretched, trying to give advice and ...

October 14, 2010

Students Unprepared for Community College Entrance Tests

When a student does poorly on a community college assessment test, it can be the beginning of the end of his or her career in higher education. Too often, students take the test unprepared, end up in developmental education courses, become discouraged, and never finish their degrees. A report look...

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