These Senior Year Missteps Could Cost You Your College Acceptance

  (Money)  By Kaitlin Mulhere.  You’ve picked your future alma mater and sent in your commitment to enroll. Decision made, deposit paid, now all that’s left to do is finish your senior year of high school without fading. We’re not talking about the standard bout of senior-itis, and we wouldn’t hold it against you for […]

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Helping level the AP playing field; why eighth grade math matters

(The Brookings Institution) By Liz Sablich For years, many schools across the U.S. have offered qualified students the ability to take advanced-level courses apart from many of their fellow students in a practice known as tracking. New data released in the 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education shed light on tracking, who it applies […]

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How high school seniors really pick the college they attend – new report

(Washington Post) By Valerie Strauss, Mark Kantrowitz May 1 is otherwise known as Decision Day, when high school seniors around the country who are planning to attend college in the fall are expected to finally commit to one. A new report details exactly how students actually make the decision, as explained in this post by […]

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Khan Academy, College Board create an SAT practice program but impact unclear

(EdSurge) By Larry Gordon. Ten students, most of them 11th-graders striving to become the first in their families to attend college, gathered recently for an after-school program at the Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro. The attraction: a new online practice programfrom the Khan Academy for upcoming SAT exams, a tool that could boost their […]

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