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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 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.

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 04, 2011

Mentors Guide High School Students Through College Process

Educators and policymakers are anxious for answers to "what works" when it comes to getting more students into college. One low-cost intervention that seems to pay off: Pairing high school students with college mentors to help them through the application process. Researchers who did randomized ex...

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 02, 2011

Top Counselor in America Opens Up Careers for At-Risk Kids

School Counselor of the Year Randy McPherson describes the programs that have turned his school around.

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 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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