EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW DATA TOOL TO HELP HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIALS INCREASE FAFSA COMPLETION AND COLLEGE ACCESSIBILITY
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new tool that will help high school counselors and school leaders by giving them a resource to monitor FAFSA completions and better help students access higher education.
School officials can now track FAFSA submission and completion statistics at individual high schools on the FAFSA Completion website, which will help them ensure that their students are filling out the FAFSA and therefore are able to determine their eligibility for federal student aid – a key factor in families’ college decisions.
Today, the Gates Foundation and Facebook teamed up once again to host HackEd 2.0. This education-centered hackathon brought together talented developers to create unique college-going apps for low-income and first generation students.
The Common Core has brought the concept of college and career readiness…so, what is college readiness? This infographic explores this question. It looks a traditional factors that high schools and colleges value as well as performance in college courses. Key cognitive strategies, academic knowledge and skills, academic behaviors and contextual skills and awareness are also address as are what schools and students may due to foster college readiness.