High schools

Rich Student, Poor Student

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New Web site raises uncomfortable questions about which institutions enroll those with the most financial need.

Can ACT Improve the Pipeline?

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As more states consider the test as part of high school assessment programs, policy experts see results but urge caution.

Innovation Overload

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Congressional advisory panel launches study to explore programs to help low- and moderate-income students graduate.

Out of Control Admissions Hype

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This year's headlines aren't only deceptive, but they may be needlessly discouraging students, many experts say.

NCAA Homes In on High Schools

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Presidents also approve review of why baseball players are struggling academically.

Ready or Not

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Students' preparation for college and work require the same learning ingredients, ACT report finds, but states are failing the grade.

Prowling for Cash

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Colleges are angered to be told by new college guide that if they don't take out ads, they will get blank pages.

No Pain, No Gain

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Educators consider how to make high schools more rigorous so low-income students can qualify for new federal grants for college.

The Hot Choice, Post-College

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Teach For America sees record number of applicants, and is becoming more competitive than many top law schools.

What Really Counts in Getting In

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Study finds surprising correlations between certain extracurricular activities and college admissions -- and Bourdieu may have provided explanations.

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