A closer look at the role of early college and dual enrollment programs in making higher education more accessible, affordable, and equitable for students and their families.
The case for de-emphasizing calculus in college admissions
Calling high school calculus “the next frontier in discussions about equity in college admissions,” a new report urges institutions to rethink how they value the course.
How can we better connect secondary and postsecondary education?
It’s time to create a strong, unified educational continuum, researchers from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce assert in a new report.
NYC gives every public school kindergartner a college savings account
New York City officials hope the $100 accounts will spark conversations about higher education, inspire families to save, and create an infrastructure for philanthropic investment.
New SFS initiatives engage high school students from underrepresented backgrounds
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.
AP courses falling short as a tool for narrowing equity gaps
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.
Charter schools staying hands-on longer to support students through college
As charter school networks mature, some are tracking and advising their graduates well beyond high school, hoping to increase college completion.
Want to close college access gaps? Take action by 9th grade, study says.
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.
Program shows underserved teens, elite colleges what’s possible with greater access
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.
Georgetown Reach exposes rising 8th graders to college admissions
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.
College Board says goodbye to SAT essay, subject tests
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.
States pursue FAFSA mandates to encourage college enrollment
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.