• ACT Launches Dual Enrollment Initiative

    Posted on December 17 2015

    ACT released a new policy brief this week aimed at supporting state leaders in expanding access to dual enrollment programs for students. Prompted by the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the brief is based on a th...

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  • College Completion Rates Decline

    Posted on November 19 2015

    A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows declines in graduation rates across every institution type and all student groups. According to a NSCRC press release, out of 2.9 million students enrolled, the ...

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  • University of California President Janet Napolitano recently proposed a plan to increase enrollment of in-state undergraduates by 10,000 by the 2018-19 school year, reports The Los Angeles Times. The proposal would increase in...

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  • University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned this week amid racial tensions on campus following the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo. last year, reports The Chronicle of Higher...

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  • According to a recent study, systematically providing selective colleges with detailed information about applicants’ high school backgrounds could significantly increase the admission rates of low-income students, reports The Chron...

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  • After ACT Inc. announced last week that test scores from September would be delayed, the College Board now says that it too is behind schedule on delivering SAT reports. According to Inside Higher Ed, the College Board responded to...

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  • ACT Test Scores Delayed

    Posted on October 29 2015

    ACT Inc. informed colleges last week that test scores from Septembers will be delayed because of high volume of test takers and recent changes in the examination's optional writing section. The setback could affect colleges with earl...

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  • In an effort to encourage more high school students to apply to college, New York City will begin offering the SAT for free to all public school juniors, reports The New York Times. The test will be given on a school day instead of on a...

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  • According to a new study by nonprofit advocacy organization Law School Transparency, about one third of the 2014 accredited law schools had entering classes last year with at least 25 percent of the class consisting of "at-risk"...

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  • A new report by Achieve, a nonprofit group that works with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, found that while high school diploma options are increasing, they offer "false assurances" that gra...

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