A new report from the Urban Institute shows that tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities varies by as much as $10,000 per student nationwide. A host of factors contribute to the variations.

A pilot program announced by the federal education department would move the Pell Grant program into high schools to help low-income students pay for college courses.

Eighth grade performance on the NAEP was a particularly weak spot in an already sobering report.

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

A new set of data shows that the wealth, minority enrollment and location of a student's high school correlates with gaps in college enrollment and attainment.

New efforts to ensure smooth transitions from 8th grade into high school reflect policymakers' concerns about building a strong foundation for college readiness.

The new law exponentially expands the reach of an earlier move by lawmakers who exempted only this year's graduating class from the exit exam.

States take a variety of approaches, from regional to statewide, to bolster programs designed to pair students with good-paying jobs and answer workforce needs.

Translating its old graduation-test scores onto the Smarter Balanced scale revealed that the state's old diploma requirements fell far short of "college ready." But so do its new ones.

Dual-credit programs in 19 states are in doubt after a recent ruling that requires teachers in those programs to hold master's degrees.


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