college readiness

The Game Changer

Dwight Jones faces tough odds in his new role leading Clark County School District in Nevada.

A Surprise Award for AP Excellence

Superintendent Sherrie B. Nickell, Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools

No Excuses for Low Expectations

Amarillo (Texas) Independent School District

Refocusing Tax Dollars to Enhance Education

A concerted effort by two or three large states could spark a paradigm shift away from antiquated legislation.
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New York City Says It Will Focus on College Readiness

The latest statistic bedeviling New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to show progress in the city’s public schools during his tenure is a startling, but well-known one: one out of every four students who entered high school in 2007, and graduated four years later, was not ready for college-level work.

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Chinese Applications to U.S. Schools Skyrocket

 China sends more of its students to America than any other country. During the 2010-11 academic year, 157,588 Chinese students were studying in the U.S. – an increase of 23 percent from the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education.

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College and Career Readiness Improves in Texas District With Revolution K12 Software

Birdville Independent School District near Haltom City, Texas reported dramatic improvements for students who participated in the Revolution K12 software for SAT preparation with 47 percent of these students being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Committee.

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Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.
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The Other Student Loan Problem: Too Little Debt

Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He's stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits — a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean.

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Having an Education Pays--Even in a Difficult Job Market

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

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