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Using Laptops in Class? It Won’t Help and It Could Hurt

West Point study, like others, nixes tech in the classroom

My point is we need to ask questions about what really works in education, pre-K-college,…

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We Need Better Ways to Predict Student Success

Dominque Jordan Turner of Chicago Scholars explains

Employers and institutions of higher education clearly believe that measurements like ACT scores and grade…

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Union Settlement Prepares East Harlem Students for College

The College Readiness Program has helped 20,000 young people

Key to Union Settlement’s work is providing educational resources and training that prepare young people…

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Young Gifted and Black: 10-Year-Old Genius Finds Niche in School For the Gifted

Parents invest in son’s potential

Parents of two gifted children explain what they do to support their education: lay the…

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States May Shift to SAT, ACT, to Measure Achievement

Can college entrance exams assess content mastery?

States plan to use college entrance exams to measure content mastery though it’s unclear if…

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Graduation Rates Rise, But Do Diplomas Have Value?

Goal of being college and career ready appears to be elusive

High school graduation rates have reached 82%, but graduates continue to score low on college…

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The First Lady Announces ‘Better Make Room’ Campaign

Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative begins new public awareness promotion

Better Make Room says that students reaching toward higher education deserve attention and support. Through…

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3 Ways High School Juniors Can Prepare for College

Campus visits are just one action to take

High school juniors can take three actionable steps to prepare for college: Sign up for…

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Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

Project Ready: A Pipeline to Post-Secondary Success

Equipping our children for the future

Project Ready, a college preparation program developed by the National Urban League, supports underserved college-bound…

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SAT Scores Are the Lowest in a Decade

Wealthier kids have higher scores

SAT scores drop down to their lowest in a decade, but are SAT scores even…

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Following your passion is great, but no one wants to struggle to pay the bills after graduating from college. That's why for some students it's important to avoid majors that traditionally don't pay well. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce identified a list of college degrees that place African Americans at the lowest end of the pay scale. Following our look at the highest paying degrees for African Americans, here's a look at the majors most likely to leave your wallet a little lighter.

These Organizations Make Sure Kids Not Only Go to College But Graduate

Helping students complete their education is their primary focus

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, a panel examines how networks of support help…

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10 Twitter Accounts That Can Prep You For College

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

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