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March 2012 Archives

Top Tier Colleges Get Record Applications, Increase Selectivity

Some elite colleges report record applications and lower acceptance rates.


Report Finds Pace of College-Enrollment Growth Slows

First Look report from U.S. Department of Education reveals continued growth in college enrollment, but pace slower than last year.


SAT and ACT Adopt Stricter Security to Fend Off Cheating

College-admission tests ramp up security in light of cheating scandal.


Colleges Increasingly Give News of Admissions Electronically

NACAC survey finds college notification of acceptance by electronic means increasing.


Lumina Report Shows Slight Uptick in Americans With Degrees

Lumina Foundation releases report chronicling college degree attainment by major cities, states and counties.


Individual Learning Plans Help Students Chart Career Paths

About half of the states mandate individual student learning plans to help map out career paths for middle and high school students.


Amendment Offered to Stop Student-Loan Interest-Rate Hike

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass proposes amendment to stop federal student loan interest rates from doubling in July.


Survey Shows Student Misunderstanding On College Loans

Survey of students with college debt shows many didn't understand terms going into the loan process.


College Board Launches New Web Resource for Students

College Board offers free interactive site to draw in students looking for help in the college planning process.


AT&T Makes $250 Million Pledge to Fund Education Programs

AT&T will give $250 million to community programs and schools to support high school graduation and improve workplace readiness.


Colleges Increasingly Rely on Tuition as Public Support Drops

New report from executives in higher education reveals drop in per student college funding from state and local government, while tuition increases rise to make up the difference


Senate Bill Would Encourage College Planning and Savings

U.S.Senator Coons to introduce American Dream Act Accounts to encourage low-income students to plan and save for college


Activity on Capitol Hill Draws Attention to Student-Debt Issue

Students lobby to stop student loan interest rate increase, while Michigan Congressman introduces bill to forgive student debt after 10 years.


High School Officials Can Now Track Completed FAFSAs

A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education lets schools track FAFSA completion of students.


U.S. News Releases Top 10 Education Graduate Programs

US News announces top ranked graduate schools in education


Website Gives Students College-Completion Rate Comparisons

New website offers consumers easy comparison of college data, including completion rates.


Report Outlines Top Colleges Graduating Latino Students

Excelencia in Education releases report of top 25 institutions graduating Latino students with postsecondary certificates and degrees.


Consumer Bureau Open for Private Student-Loan Complaints

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened website to receive complaints on private student loans,


New AP Courses to Emphasize Critical Thinking and Research

College Board and Cambridge International Examinations pilot Advanced Placement courses on interdisciplinary investigations and research projects.


Most Americans Support College, But Partisan Divide Exists

Survey by Pew finds American like the impact of higher education on the country, but Republicans less so than Democrats.


Research Looks at Value of Community College Placement Exam

New research from CCRC suggests high school grades may be a better way to determine if community college students should be placed in developmental education.


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