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Larry Gorski prepares to take the TASC test toward his high school equivalency diploma in an adult education class in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
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More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition

The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards. (May 1, 2015)

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Examine the digital divide in college admissions, see how districts instill higher education ambitions with early outreach, and prepare students for the academic and financial demands of college.

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05/26 11:12 am | Call for Improved Advising to Minimize Switches in College Majors | A new report by ACT Inc. shows nearly half of all second-year college students end up declaring a major different than what they thought they would pursue in high school.

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To save money and encourage hard work, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation.

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Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
May 1, 2015 - Education Week
Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Nearly 200 colleges and universities agreed to use Smarter Balanced assessment results in deciding which students take remedial courses.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Higher ed. should be prepared for the common-core learning experiences of college-bound students, write Harold G. Levine and Michael W. Kirst.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
March 31, 2015 - Education Week

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