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December 18, 2015

Will States Improve Their College- and Career-Readiness Reporting Under New ESEA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

December 10, 2015

First Lady Makes Rap Video About Importance of Going to College

Michelle Obama teams up with "Saturday Night Live" star Jay Pharoah to reach teenagers as part of her new "Better Make Room" campaign.

December 01, 2015

Algebra 1 Creates Graduation Roadblock in New York

Tougher common-core algebra requirements are making it tougher for some students to earn diplomas in New York State.

November 24, 2015

Obama's College-Completion Goal: One More Sign That It's Out of Reach?

New international data show the U.S. stagnating in global rankings for the number of young adults with an associate degree or higher.

November 18, 2015

Parental Expectations That Are Too High Can Harm Students, Study Says

A study of middle and high school students shows that high parental expectations can enhance achievement, but only when those expectations are reasonable.

October 19, 2015

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness, Report Says

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.

September 11, 2015

Tradition, Culture Boost College Thinking at Arizona School

A K-8 charter school on the edge of the Navajo Nation develops college readiness by building on the strengths of its students' cultural traditions.

August 26, 2015

ACT Scores Remain Flat as Number of Test Takers Rises

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 25, 2015

Tennessee Students Start Classes Under Tuition-Free College Program

Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.

August 18, 2015

Illinois Law Requires College Credit for AP Scores of 3 or Higher

The new law forces all public colleges and universities to grant credit for AP tests at score levels that are lower than some had required.

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