College completion rates still rising in most states

Dive Brief: Most states increased their six-year completion rates between 2009 and 2013, new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) reveals. Some of the states that experienced the biggest gains during that time were among the most populous in the country, the report notes: Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, New York and California. Notably, […]

Should school physical fitness tests measure body fat?

Dive Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing an end to the state’s 25-year-old school physical fitness test, dubbed FitnessGram, which includes a controversial body fat test officials say causes shame and anxiety among students, EdSource reports.  Some...