July 2014 Archives

A new report finds that African-Americans, Hispanics, and women are underrepresented in key college-admissions jobs.


A new Sallie Mae survey finds families are meeting college expenses with a combination of savings, grants, and scholarships, with less reliance on borrowing.


A gathering of 130 thought leaders in the field of school counseling and college access met at Harvard to discuss ways to improve college advising with training, technology, and collaboration.


Nearly 31 million Americans have "some college" but no degree in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.


As concern grows over sexual violence on college campuses, a variety of efforts are under way to provide incoming freshmen and others with increased information.


Mentoring programs that pair college students with high schoolers are among the strategies the Education Department would like to pilot under a new initiative.


A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.


A California non-profit partners with a data company to compile a ranking of 1,222 four-year colleges based graduate's financial boost received after receiving a degree.


New ACT report finds 95 percent of its low-income test takers want to go to college, yet only 59 percent enroll right after high school graduation.


As the reach of its education programs continues to grow, the IB is launching a pilot program in five U.S. high schools to attract and support more low-income students.


A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.


Adults under 30 say that colleges could lower prices and still provide quality higher education.


Following first lady Michelle Obama's remarks at a conference for school counselors, plans are underway for a summit at Harvard July 28 to call attention to the role of high school counselors in the transition to college.


Education Trust released reports on the state of education for Latino and African-American students, reflecting progress but ongoing gaps in achievement and opportunity.


Institute International Education report finds the number of international students enrolled directly in U.S. high schools has more than tripled in the past 10 years to more than 73,000.


The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.


Eight states in Jobs For the Future's Pathways to Prosperity network are working to find better ways for students to succeed academically while also being trained for high-need career fields.


The U.S. Department of Education has just updated a list that provides the costs to attend about 4,300 higher education institutions.


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