August 2012 Archives

Checklists from U.S. Dept. of Ed. helps high school students get organized in the college search process.

National Center for Education Statistics releases report showing gaps in college aspiration and success between genders.

New study from the National Bureau of Economic Research tracks earning power of graduates from two-year, for-profit college programs.

Indiana joins seven other states in rolling out a grant program of intensive professional development, increased teaching time, and cash incentives to attempt to boost AP exam scores.

Washington Monthly releases its annual guide to colleges with new factor of cost added in this year's rankings

University of Evansville announces four-year price freeze on tuition.

Study of Indiana high school seniors shows no link to in improvement in statewide testing to ACT performance.

ACT Inc. releases its annual report for the performance of the 2012 graduating class, which shows scores unchanged.

For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share of all college enrollments

A new paper, "Disparities in Debt: Parents' Socioeconomic Resources and Young Adult Student Loan Debt," reveals students from middle-class families going into great debt for college than their peers from low- or high-income families.

Guildford County, North Carolina celebrates 10 years of early/middle college model and finds success with higher graduation rates.

New reports out on students loans look closely at the impact on home ownership, family attitudes toward debt, and characteristics of those with massive debt.

New report, Preparing Students to Transition from High School to College, from IQS Research, based in Louisville, Ky., finds that many students have unrealistic expectations about the demands of college life, which may hurt their chances of completion

A new survey shows that minority students who attend colleges without much diversity are more likely to experience discrimination than those who go to schools with a more balanced student population from various ethnic and underrepresented minority groups.

It used to be that when kids went to college they really said goodbye. Not so much today. Technology and closer ties with parents mean that students are just a call or text away. "Letting go is a thing of the past," says Harlan Cohen, author of the new book, The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only (Sourcebooks, 2012). "Now it's about loosening the grip." Just because it's easy to be in constant communication doesn't mean that's the best thing. In an interview from his Chicago office, Cohen, who also wrote the popular student guide to college life, The Naked Roommate, ...

The South is about a decade behind the rest of the country in the kinds of high-skill, high-wage jobs that require education beyond high school, which, despite relatively strong job growth in the region, could keep it stuck in an economic rut, according to a new study.

Young Stanford graduates hope to expand nonprofit providing SAT prep for low-income, first-generation students


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