High schools

Advanced Yes, Placement No

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Study questions whether students who finish AP courses -- even those who receive top score -- should receive college credit.

Closing the High School-College Gap

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States have made some progress on aligning standards and requirements, but have far to go, report says.

Lending a Brain

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Colleges and universities urged to help American schools teach science and math.

Homework: Get Accepted to College

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The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

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.

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