Higher Ed

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    Georgia is the latest state to try out direct admissions

    Starting this week, 120,000 high schoolers will be notified they have reserved spots at many of the state’s public colleges.

    By Oct. 9, 2023
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    10 tips for a successful K-12 schools key control security plan

    Learn how to boost security, accountability, and efficiency in K-12 schools with a key control system and a well-defined key control policy.

    By Tim Purpura, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans • Sept. 18, 2023
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    Florida ed commissioner says AP Psychology can be taught after all

    College Board said last week the course was effectively banned due to the state’s regulations on sexual orientation and gender identity in curricula.

    By Laura Spitalniak , Updated Aug. 7, 2023
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    About 75% of high school seniors want to attend college — but far fewer expect to actually go

    A survey from nonprofit YouthTruth also revealed these gaps worsen for certain groups, like Indigenous and Pacific Islander students.

    By May 22, 2023
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    College applicants still aren’t submitting SAT, ACT scores at pre-pandemic levels

    Only 4% of Common App’s member institutions required test scores for 2022-23, according to new data from the organization.

    By April 3, 2023
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    Common App expands program that offers automatic college admission

    Fourteen colleges are now participating in the pilot, which comes as direct admissions grows in popularity.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
  • Trump administration pares back DACA ahead of an uncertain fall

    The decision to shorten renewal timelines and reject new requests affects tens of thousands of college students.

    By Hallie Busta , July 28, 2020
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    Study: Remedial math in high school leads to 'modest' boost in college credit

    The authors note co-requisite courses in college are more beneficial, but it will take more comprehensive support to increase two-year completion rates. 

    By Linda Jacobson • Feb. 19, 2020
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    Report: Diversifying teacher workforce, linking preservice to later performance among 'high-priority issues'

    National Academies research notes having same-race teachers benefits students of color, but also suggests all teachers should recognize the "assets students are bringing into the classroom."

    By Linda Jacobson • Feb. 12, 2020
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    As colleges back off standardized tests, ACT offers section retakes

    The test company plans to let students retake parts of the exam starting next year, a move that comes as some question its value in admissions.

    By Hallie Busta • Updated Oct. 11, 2019
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    Ed Next poll: Support for choice increases, but confusion over charters remains

    This year's results also show gaps between adults and their high school-age children when grading local schools.

    By Linda Jacobson • Aug. 20, 2019
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    Teachers sue Ed Dept over denied loan forgiveness

    A new lawsuit claims the department failed to correctly implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program with intentional administrative errors.

    By July 11, 2019
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    PreparED: Prospective principals embrace thrill of leadership in revamped pipeline program

    The culmination of a professional development program for school principals highlights potential roadblocks in partnerships between K-12 and higher ed.

    By Linda Jacobson • June 5, 2019
  • Report: K-12 spending still reeling from 'lost decade' of economic growth

    Overall, states missed out on roughly $283 billion in tax revenue during the past 10 years, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    By Linda Jacobson • June 4, 2019
  • Diploma requirements still out of step with higher ed eligibility in most states

    Adding career and STEM courses to high school graduation requirements isn't enough to ensure students are eligible for college, a new report finds.

    By Linda Jacobson • May 20, 2019
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    Johns Hopkins University launches school safety center for improved training, research

    The hub will provide courses, lectures, a microcredential and other forms of education for school leaders, counselors and teachers.

    By Amelia Harper • May 15, 2019
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    Deans for Impact launches teacher prep learning science initiative

    Using a $1.5 million Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant, the nonprofit wants to help make the science of how students learn more accessible to educators.

    By Linda Jacobson • March 19, 2019
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    Data show inequity in who takes dual enrollment classes

    Lower participation among black and Hispanic students and those whose parents didn't go to college, highlights concerns for such programs.

    By James Paterson • Feb. 12, 2019
  • AP credits offer multiple benefits once students reach college

    Pell Grant recipients with AP credits are more likely to earn their degrees in a shorter length of time.

    By Linda Jacobson • Nov. 26, 2018
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    Student Voice launches online community to connect young activists

    In recognition of International Students' Day, Director of Strategy Megan Simmons explains why educators should encourage students to join.

    By Megan Simmons • Nov. 16, 2018
  • K-12, higher ed partnerships bring benefits to both

    Working with nearby colleges and universities can help schools and postsecondary institutions expand students' opportunities.

    By Amelia Harper • Oct. 8, 2018
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    Are your students career ready?

    Are career-ready programs getting enough attention and rigor? 5 tips for improving CTE assessments.

    Sept. 17, 2018
  • iOS developer, machine learning engineer top Gen Z's list of dream jobs

    The incoming generation of college students are drawn to such careers, having grown up during the Great Recession and the post-iPhone tech wave.

    By Hallie Busta , Valerie Bolden-Barrett • Sept. 12, 2018
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    Another state to offer free dual-enrollment courses

    High school students in Montana will be able to take two dual-enrollment courses through the state university system, saving them an average of $1,190.

    By James Paterson • Sept. 6, 2018
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    Dual enrollment is increasing college-going behavior, but only for some students

    These programs offer a taste of the college experience, but certain limitations hinder access for students from underserved backgrounds.

    By Shalina Chatlani • Aug. 27, 2018