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June 30, 2010

Report Suggests Policies to Address College-Readiness Gap

Too often, high school grads just aren't academically prepared for college. The readiness gap is not only costly to students, families, institutions, and taxpayers, it is also a tremendous obstacle to increasing the nation's college-attainment levels. Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readines...

June 10, 2010

Early College High Schools Show Promising Results

Imagine graduating from high school and already having an associate degree. That's what more and more students are accomplishing when they leave early college high schools. These schools form partnerships with local community colleges and allow students to take college-level classes to get a head s...

June 09, 2010

A Success Story for Improving Graduation Rates

Educators and policymakers are eager to know "what works" when it comes to helping low-income, underserved students graduate from high school and college. The College Success Foundation appears to have found some answers. The nonprofit foundation founded in 2000 in Washington state by Bob Craves ...

May 20, 2010

Panel to Translate Research Into Policy Proposals for 12th Grade Preparedness

To be ready for college or job training after high school, what should a high school graduate know? This month, a special commission was formed to look at just what skills students should have mastered once they leave high school. The hope is that the initiative will increase awareness of the need ...

May 13, 2010

Princeton Review Backs Off From Test-Prep Claims

Maybe I was right to be skeptical of all the postcards that are flooding my mailbox with claims that SAT test-prep classes will boost my high school student's scores dramatically. On Wednesday, the Princeton Review dropped ad claims for test-score improvement through its test-preparation courses. ...

May 06, 2010

AP Enrollment and Success Grows

It's AP exam time in high schools across the country. So, just who is taking Advanced Placement classes these days? Are students getting college credit? How can you help your student ace the exams? I spoke with Sue Landers, executive director of the AP program for the College Board, for some insight...

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