Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service has launched two programs for high school students in hopes of diversifying the pipeline of future leaders and lowering access barriers.
Once considered a path to greater educational equity, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program is actually magnifying structural inequities in K-12 education instead.
As charter school networks mature, some are tracking and advising their graduates well beyond high school, hoping to increase college completion.
A new report on students’ postsecondary success finds that very few students who are “off track” at the end of ninth grade ever enroll in college, suggesting that educators should intervene earlier to improve outcomes.
Hundreds of students at high-poverty high schools are taking credit-bearing courses at top colleges through a new initiative designed to help teens see their potential to thrive at those institutions.
A new program out of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business aims to prepare students and families for the college application process by connecting early enough to influence students’ high school choices.
As more colleges and universities adopt test-optional admission policies, and the pandemic continues to limit testing sessions, the College Board has announced it is eliminating the essay and subject tests from its SAT exam.
A number of state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would require high school seniors to complete financial aid applications as a necessary step to graduate.
Motivated by their own experiences and determined to make education more accessible and equitable in their local communities, Georgetown alumni Nicolo Orozco (C’19) and Luisa Santos (C’14) recently won seats on their hometown school boards.
President-Elect Joe Biden has nominated Miguel Cardona, the head of Connecticut’s public schools, to lead the Department of Education. Cardona’s personal experience as a first-generation college student is expected to shape his approach to higher education policy.
With college application deadlines rapidly approaching, colleges and universities say the movement toward test-optional policies could end up placing more emphasis on applicants’ personal essays.
While researching for his new book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, journalist Jeffrey Selingo found that applicants from known “feeder” high schools tend to have a leg up—and could have an even bigger advantage this year as the pandemic upends typical admissions criteria.