October 2013 Archives

The Florida study shows that college-going patterns can be traced to where girls and boys decide to attend high school.

As high school students apply to colleges this fall, it's best to remember that just 2 percent of schools take less than 25 percent of their applicants.

The new federal agency that has positioned itself as a listening ear and champion for Americans wronged by the financial system is coming through for college students. A new report shows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped more than 330 people receive financial compensation after making complaints to the agency about unfair practices by lenders for their student loans. "Private Loans, Public Complaints," was released Thursday by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, an independent research and public interest organization based in Washington. It analyzed complaints filed on the agency's public Consumer Complaints Database and discoverd 8 percent (330 total) ...

Postsecondary enrollment declined by less than 1 percent in 2011, the first drop after decades of growth, the College Board reports.

An alignment review of standards for Career Technical Education finds that most states have a mismatch with new more rigorous benchmarks endorsed by the CTE community.

Cost of tuition and fees for college students increases just 2.9 percent, still stagnating grant aid means the net price continues to increase at greater rates, according to new College Board findings.

As students face technical problems trying to apply to complete the electronic Common App, officials offer an apology and commitment to improved service.

Debt is rising among college graduates and more are having a harder time repaying their loans, a study from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

The document outlines promising practices to improve student engagement and success, but finds that many community colleges have not embraced them.

New findings showing that graduates of high-poverty schools are less likely to enroll and persist in college are being seized on to make the case for interventions that will improve the college- and career-readiness of low-income students.

Approximately 3.6 million high school students are expected to take the PSAT this month, as some districts and states pick up the exam fee for all students.

A California program that is designed to help disadvantaged middle school students get on the pathway to college is showing promise and is looking to expand across California.

A new law in California will set higher prices for community college classes that are in high demand, sparking controversy and concern over equal access.

Linked Learning in California receives substantial investment from the James Irvine Foundation to expand program in high schools.

Giving low-income students their college financial aid in increments can encourage academic engagement and smart financial management, an MCRD brief shows.

The income advantage of going to college is slipping, but the new trends report from College Board outlines the benefits of higher education in pay and lifestyle.

Graduates from community college can earn more than $250,000 more over their working career than high school graduates, a new AIR report finds

Higher education appears to be escaping direct hardships caused by the federal government's shutdown, but college search sites are suspended.

To prepare students for STEM careers, AP courses expand in New York and others emphasis the importance of career technical education in creating STEM career pathways.

Default rates on student loans hit 10 percent, the highest in seven years, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Education.


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