March 2012 Archives

Some elite colleges report record applications and lower acceptance rates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US News announces top ranked graduate schools in education

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

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

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

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

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

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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