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October 30, 2009

State Standards Are Lower, College Enrollment Is Higher

College enrollment hits an all-time high, even as concerns are raised about states' education standards.

October 22, 2009

Recommended Reading

Good reading on alternative high schools in Chicago and a California program that bridges high school and college expectations.

October 21, 2009

Reports Examine College Costs, High School Counseling

The College Board finds tuition and fees rising faster than they have in recent years.

October 16, 2009

Required Reading for College-Application Season

A new ACT report and comments by College Board President Gaston Caperton offer insight into college-admissions tests.

October 15, 2009

Duncan Laments 'False Dichotomy' of College vs. Career

Arne Duncan said choosing between career and college-readiness standards is a "false choice."

October 13, 2009

Paper Makes Case for High School-College Alignment

Stanford University education professor Mike Kirst has spent many years on the challenge of building college readiness in adolescents. (See his blog, here, if you don't already know about it.) He has now written a paper for the Education Commission of the States that makes the case for another of th...

October 07, 2009

A Teacher's Quest to Teach 'College Success'

A Cincinnati teacher is drawing national notice for a course she designed to help students succeed in college.

September 25, 2009

'Providence Effect' Documentary Showcases Chicago School

The film about the Providence St. Mel school shows how it's been sending its graduates to college for three decades.

September 23, 2009

How Much Does Help With FAFSA Boost College-Going?

A study finds that assistance with the federal financial-aid form makes a big difference to students and families.

September 22, 2009

More on the Perils of Aiming Too Low on College

A more in-depth look at new research on how students fail to graduate when they choose colleges that are too easy for them.

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