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College Board won't score two sections of SAT

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After finding that some students received extra time on one of two sections of the test, College Board announces it won't score those sections.

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher education

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Confidence and competition are leading more companies to offer their employees tuition assistance benefits. Can higher education capitalize on the opportunity to increase enrollments?

Chinese nationals indicted for elaborate cheating scheme on standardized admissions tests

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15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.

Report questions why colleges consider high school disciplinary records

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Study finds colleges are considering high school disciplinary records, largely without policies about when such information is relevant.

U of San Francisco gives gaokao-based admissions a try in China

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The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

States and colleges increasingly seek to alter remedial classes

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Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

Admissions leaders question ethics of Common Application's new question

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Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying to. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.

 

Education Department signs $4 million college ratings contract, eyes a ratings appeals process

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Education Department documents show money spent on college ratings as well as proposals to allow colleges to challenge and publicly annotate their data in the ratings.

Free community college has different meanings in different places

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As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

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Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

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