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Phil Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School in Minneapolis, talks with students about their college applications. He says that, while students often take Advanced Placement courses to bolster their applications, parents increasingly hope it will also save them money.
—Jenn Ackerman for Education Week

Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map. (December 9, 2014)

Spotlight on College Readiness and Access

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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01/30 12:42 pm | College Board Shares PSAT Results With Scholarship Providers | College Board is now giving students the option to have the results from their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test sent to five more organizations that ...

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Improving Student Engagement Through Early Career Mapping
In this Education Week webinar, our guests examined the challenges and benefits of mapping student learning paths.

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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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The district was commended for raising student achievement, increasing the graduation rate, narrowing academic gaps for low-income and Hispanic students, and improving college-readiness.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
Data for the class of 2013 show slight gains for Hispanic and African-American students. The number of test-takers, meanwhile, declined slightly from the prior year.
September 26, 2013 - Education Week
Proposals fly in Washington to add fresh scrutiny to student outcomes as Congress prepares to tackle reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
The test-maker's annual report also indicates that the average composite score fell to its lowest level in eight years.
August 21, 2013 - Education Week
The National Assessment Governing Board has adopted language that will define the new "college prepared" scores in reading and mathematics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
August 15, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week
The nonprofit best known for the SAT joins a growing list of players seeking pieces of the common-core-assessment business.
August 14, 2013 - Education Week
A promise of free college tuition was just the beginning for the Say Yes to Education initiative in its first test city.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
For 10 weeks, teams of high school students from the city's disadvantaged neighborhoods hold down 9-to-5 jobs with life skills and other lessons mixed in.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later.
July 29, 2013 - Education Week

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