An African asylum-seeker won the right to perform in a national poetry competition, despite federal rules that require contestants to be citizens or permanent residents.

Students who take a lot of career-tech-ed courses in high school are hard workers who tend to skip class less often, a new study finds.

A new survey finds that more than two-thirds of college admissions officers feel comfortable using students' Facebook posts as part of their deliberation process, though less than a third actually take a look.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether colleges violate federal antitrust laws when they share information about students who have been accepted through early-decision programs.

A new study documents a tricky trap for students: the gap between what high schools require for graduation and what state universities require for admission.

The Obama Foundation and the Urban Alliance have launched a program that will provide workforce training for high school students in Chicago.

North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.

Students at the Florida school where 17 people were shot on Feb. 14 have been exempted from fees on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, and they might be excused from state tests.

In the wake of a major graduation-rate scandal, the District of Columbia school system reports a big anticipated drop in this year's high school graduation rate.

Arizona has approved a new approach to testing that allows districts to choose among several high school tests. But the new system could violate federal education law.


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