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The Pre-College Checklist for Worried Parents

Janis Couvreux | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Janis Couvreux

College is a serious step in your child's life, and whether you believe it or not, it's pretty complicated -- much more so than it was just 20 years ago. I wish I had been more familiar with the ins and outs of the college process when my children went to college. Things were different then, and certainly not as complex as they are today.

What You Should Know About the New Illinois Public Schools Data

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Another round of new public school data has been released as part of the annual Illinois Report Card, including student and teacher demographics, ACT ...

Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

If You Want A Good ACT Score, It Really, Really Helps To Be Rich

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.18.2014 | College

A new report out from the ACT outlines the numbers of students who reached college readiness benchmarks in 2013. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the report fo...

Ranking CPS Schools: It's Easy as 1-2-3

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The numbers are in, the spreadsheets have been released, and CPS parents now know whether their kids are currently attending Level 1, 2 or 3 schools. Whatever that means.

ACT Results Show Most Students Still Not Ready For College

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

Sixty percent of 2012 high school graduates are at risk of struggling in college and a career, according to the ACT’s The Condition of College & Car...

Kathleen Miles

SHOCKING Feat 10 High School Students Pulled Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Only 0.04% of students nationally who took the ACT college entrance exam received a perfect score last year. This year, 10 students, all from the same...

DePaul Makes ACT, SAT Score Submission Optional

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

After five years of deliberation, DePaul University has decided to make submission of ACT or SAT scores optional, starting with the 2012 admission cyc...

ACT Scores In Illinois Up, But Are Still Lower Than National Average

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Graduating high school seniors in Illinois may post ACT test scores that are still be behind the national average, but they have also shown gradual im...

Illinois ACT Scores are Stagnant: Why Don't We Listen to Arne?

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The home state of the secretary of education should be leading the way in enacting reforms, especially when they are as straightforward as using data to track student growth, finding ways to recruit non-educators into the profession and closing down failing schools.