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The Supreme Court Rules to Bolster Special Education Programs and Supports

By: Jeff McCullough, J.D., Senior Director for Accessibility at ACT's Center for Equity in Learning.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs and supports that meet higher standards. “When

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America’s Budget Priorities Should Put Underserved Students and Workers First

By: Marten Roorda, Chief Executive Officer

The release of the President’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has rightly prompted deep concern within the education and workforce development communities, not least

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Taking a Holistic Approach to College and Career Readiness

By: ACT's Research & Test Development Departments: Alex Casillas, Kristin Stoeffler, Jason Way, and Becky Bobek.

Since 2012, the number of underrepresented students taking the ACT® test has increased by 26%, with the number of those students who aspire to attain

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SXSWedu Spotlights Equity & Access

Sustainably, collaboration, community, accessibility, health, and equity in education are not words commonly discussed in conversations at SXSWedu. Unlike years past, this year’s SXSWedu programming

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School Counselors Count

By: Christina Gordon, Senior Director

The role of the school counselor is critical to student success, both in school and as they look ahead to college and career. A new report out

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Teachers as Technologist: How the University of Iowa College of Education is Preparing New Students

By: Lori Swartzendruber, Operations Administrator II

ACT and the University of Iowa (UI) College of Education have a long history together, dating back to E.F. Lindquist. Lindquist was a professor at the

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#EmpowerHer Twitter Chat: Global Access to a Quality Education for Women and Girls

An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a

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