May 2014 Archives

A study of 245,000 students in Arkansas and Kentucky finds that once students from at-risk groups are identified as behind in an academic subject, it is difficult for them to catch up.


New data from the Economic Policy Institute highlight the advantage of a college degree, but experts note the there is a wide variation in wages and needs for workers of all skills in the economy.


Promising research on the effectiveness of texting is prompting nonprofits, colleges, and high schools to try it as a communications strategy to keep students on track with college deadlines.


With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.


Researchers at America's Promise Alliance suggest that students leave school not so much out of boredom, but because a cluster of factors and toxic environments become overwhelming.


Overseas exchange programs can give students a taste of independent living and set them apart in the college application process.


With a new $75 million grant program, the U.S. department wants to help creative efforts to broaden access to college and boost student achievement.


Middle school students who spend a week on campus attending specially designed classes and being exposed to college life find the experience motivating, a new study shows.


The Louisiana Senate defeated a measure that would have made it tougher to get free state tuition scholarships by increasing the academic requirements.


As demand expands for college-level courses in high schools, eleven programs recently earned a seal of approval by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Standards.


The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics developed a free, online guide to help student navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process.


The federal government set new interest rates for federal student loans disbursed for the 2014-2015 academic year, increasing the rate from 3.86 percent to 4.66 percent.


The National Student Clearinghouse finds student mobility rates are down from 9.4 percent to 9.1 percent, reflecting a stabilization in the same-year transfers.


A Gallup poll of college-educated adults finds a rich experience on campus is more closely linked to satisfaction on the job later than type of college they attended.


A week after new figures were released on historic high school graduation rates, experts consider what's next for making progress and the realities ahead.


A May 1 briefing on Capitol Hill will focus on extending federal Pell grants to high school students who are taking courses for college credit.


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