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Free ACT and SAT Exams Drive Up College Enrollment for Poor Students

States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests. (July 21, 2017)

Spotlight on Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how new tests aim to measure career readiness, explore different opinions on career-ready skills, and learn how community engagement and individualized plans can inspire students.

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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
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
A recruiter for highly selective Gettysburg College scours schools for high-achieving low-income and minority prospects.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
Millions of dollars in public and private financing were unveiled at a daylong summit in Washington on "next-generation high schools."
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
A rash of student transfers was a wake-up call for Principal Rodney Fisher to prioritize his school's mission, he writes.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Gifted and honors classes are often dominated by white students from well-off families, but some districts are removing the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Military recruiters often fly below the radar at many high schools, and two researchers suggest that's a problem.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week

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