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October 06, 2010

Tracking Early Progress Could Boost College Completion

A new report on raising college completion rates says schools need better comparative data, both on students' basic skills and how they are doing in early courses, to provide the support those students need.

September 21, 2010

Minimal Progress Reported in College Completion Rates

The president is calling for it. The economy is demanding it. Yet, the percentage of Americans earning college degrees is not climbing as quickly as many hoped.

September 20, 2010

Should Dual-Enrollment Programs Require Courses on the College Campus?

Some administrators are questioning whether students are getting the true college experience through dual-enrollment programs if those programs don't require classes on campus.

September 13, 2010

Rigorous Classes Help on SAT, But Writing Needs Work

The tougher the classes you take in high school, the better you are likely to do on the SAT. Findings released today by the College Board showed that students in the class of 2010 who took a core curriculum—defined as four or more years of English, three or more years of math, three or more y...

September 08, 2010

Policy Fixes to Dropout Crisis and Alternative Education

Jobs for the Future takes a look at current state policies on high school graduation and offers some proposals for improvement.

September 02, 2010

New Assessment Tools Could Bridge High School-College Gap

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today said a new generation of assessments being developed for K-12 students will more accurately reflect higher-level thinking, give timely feedback to teachers, and better prepare students for college. Speaking at Achieve's Annual American Diploma Project N...

July 29, 2010

Dual-Credit Enrollment Gives Students Jump Start on College

To motivate kids to go to college and take a chunk out of the ever-increasing cost, high schools are coming up with innovative ways to help students get a jump-start on college coursework.

July 24, 2010

College Board Releases New Resources on College Completion

Twelfth place is not where the United States wants to be in the proportion of adults ages 25-34 with college degrees, compared with other industrialized nations. But that's where we are. If we are going to reach President Obama's goal to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world ...

July 15, 2010

Duncan Calls on High Schools to Increase Rigor, Reduce Need for Remediation

The mission of high schools can no longer be to simply get students to graduate. Their expanded mission must be to ready students for careers and college—without the need for remediation. That was the message U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered today to the AP College Board's An...

July 07, 2010

Community Colleges Unite to Improve Completion Rates

It's a lofty goal: to increase student-completion rates in community colleges by 50 percent over the next decade. Six national organizations representing the country's 1,200 community colleges, their governing boards, faculty, and students signed off on this joint vision in April and dubbed it "Demo...

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