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Ayat and her friend travel on a school-sponsored bus trip to visit a Pennsylvania college.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

For Some Students, Culture Bears on College Choice

High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college. (December 7, 2015)

Blog: College Bound

07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

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What States and Nonprofits Are Doing to Encourage Early High School Graduation
To save money and encourage hard work, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation.

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
In this online chat, our guests provided tips on how to keep students engaged. They range from college-level course offerings to independent study.

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In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student-athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
When it comes to college applications, students should reject the "cult of perfection" and embrace their frailties, writes Florina Rodov.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The Education for Justice program, taken by select TFA candidates during their senior year of college, is based on feedback from principals, parents, and teacher educators.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
School policy could be further marginalized in the 2016 presidential race now that ESSA resolves big questions over federal power in areas like testing and teacher evaluation.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
An ESSA provision that lets states use college-entrance exams to measure student achievement could spur a profound shift in high school testing.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Thanks to the impending debut of the revised SAT, many high school juniors are taking as many as three different college-readiness tests this school year.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week

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