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Congratulations Class of 2021 Grads! What’s Next? Education Advocates Share College- and Career-Going Advice

  Throughout the month, we’ve celebrated students’ decisions to pursue education and work plans post-high school. May has traditionally been...

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How Students Can Dream, Plan, and Learn to See Setbacks as Set-Ups for Opportunity

Florence Cooper dropped out of school at age 10. She worked in the cotton fields of South Carolina as a young girl. The only “textbook” avai...

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ACT Celebrates Joplin’s Road to Economic Recovery Amid 10 Year Anniversary of Devastating Tornado

How Hope, Resilience, and a Dedication to Workforce Readiness Sparked ACT’s First Work Ready Community IOWA CITY, Iowa —On May 22, 2011, Jop...

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What was it like learning during the pandemic? Students have spoken.

We conducted an initial survey of high school students in late March of 2020, where students reported a broad range of experiences related ...

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As Schools Plan for In-Person Learning, They Should Consider Safety Too

After a school year like no other in recent history, students’ behavioral skill development, mental health, and academic learning opportunit...

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‘Be Brave’ and ‘Do it For Yourself’: Career Success is Attainable at Any Age

My mother didn’t graduate high school. She got married to a handsome young man in Army flight school, who was soon deployed to Europe. She s...

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What can you and ACT do to help students test for free?

The ACT fee waiver program was designed to serve students from low-income families, a population that often struggles to access education-re...

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Reviewing: A Review

In the final blog of our three-part series on ACT content and fairness reviewers, Jennifer Johnson—a high school English teacher at Booker H...

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Why Do So Many Fee-Waived ACT Registrations Go Unused?

Too many students who use a fee waiver to register for a free ACT test do not test on their scheduled test date. As a nonprofit, mission-dri...

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ACT Statement on President Biden's Joint Address to Congress

Last week, President Biden addressed a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress and the American people to reflect on the accomplishments of the f...

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