3/4 of Los Angeles Sophomores Not on Track to Meet College Prep Reqs

Education News – Kristin Decarr “Around 75% of 10th graders in the Los Angeles Unified School District are at risk of not reaching graduation because they are already falling behind college prep class requirements. The news has a number of those in the...

Filling the Skills Gap with New Models of Education

ED Surge – Sheri Handel “Each spring, May 1st signals “decision day,” the final date by which kids all over the country must lay down deposits to the college of their choice. But as the debate grows over the value of a four-year degree, how long will this...

Corinthian Colleges Shuts Down, Ending Classes for 16,000 Overnight

NBC News – M. Alex Johnson “In what’s believed to be the biggest shutdown in the history of higher education in the United States, Corinthian Colleges said Sunday it’s closing its remaining 28 for-profit schools effective immediately, kicking...

Defining ‘College Readiness’ Down

Education Next – Chester E. Finn, Jr. “A vast amount of contemporary education policy attention and education reform energy has been lavished on the task of defining and gauging “college readiness” and then taking steps to align K–12 outcomes more closely...