July 2012 Archives

Surveys show students picking up larger percentage of college costs, while higher education business officials reflect little change ahead for funding model


A two-year investigation of for-profit colleges by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee results in a scathing report that portrays interests of shareholders ahead of students.


A growing number of high school guidance counselors are hosting boot camps in the summer to help students get a jump-start on the college-application process.


New report on reverse transfer trends show paths that students take from four-year to two-year colleges.


U.S. Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau release final award letter template for voluntary use by colleges and universities.


The U.S. Department of Education reorganized much of its financial aid and college information on a new website, StudentAid.gov.


NPR hosts video contest for youth to pitch big ideas to change the world.


ACT research gives insights into link between performance on exam and enrollment decisions.


The Aspen Institute releases data on top 120 community colleges that are finalists of its excellence prize.


National Academy Foundation and WestEd launch college- and career-readiness assessment system that emphasizes applied career skills.


Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to the finish line. To get at the heart of the college-completion challenge, researchers recently spoke directly with students—those currently enrolled in a community college, some who had completed a degree or certificate, and others who had dropped out. The resulting report, Student Voices on the Higher Education Pathway, is part of the...


By guest blogger Nora Fleming While college-completion rates are increasing, the rising cost of tuition is pushing higher education out of reach for increasing numbers of families, according to statements Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to make at a National Governor's Association conference in Williamsburg, Va., tomorrow. Duncan will speak to the release of new data that show the college-attainment levels state by state for 25 to 34 year olds based on U.S. Census Bureau data. While the attainment levels have risen half a percentage point, the U.S. still has a ways to go, the secretary says, ...


Young Invincibles advocacy group releases grim report on youth employment and calls for investment in jobs programs.


National Student Clearinghouse and Naviance partner to share student records on college success after high school.


New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project releases new information for its education funding database.


The University of Central Florida launched Health Leaders program to groom local underserved students for healthcare professions.


President is expected to permanently sign into law lower student loan interest rates, but borrowers eligibility is limited on other fronts.


High school students report risky behavior on overnight campus visits; counselors offer advice on how to stay safe.


A federal judge declared a portion of the new gainful employment rules are career-training programs without basis, putting implementation up in the air.


ACT to launch new, digital college and career testing beginning in 3rd grade.


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