September 2014 Archives

The U.S. Department of Education announces 24 colleges and universities won one of the new "First in The World" grants to spur innovation in higher education.


Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.


A new report finds a "startling discovery" that 88 percent of high school graduates go to a two- or four-year college by age 26.


The Department of Education announced $82 million in GEAR UP grants in advance of the Sept. 27 American Graduate Day kick-off.


The online application organization will no longer require member colleges to ask for essays or recommendations, broadening the potential pool of members using the service next fall.


The university is slated to cut 20 of its 30 Posse Foundation scholarships next year, as new leadership reviews the financial aid dollars awarded.


A report from the American Institutes for Research shows widely varying gaps in expectations for learning between state measures and international benchmarks.


Free financial aid information arranged by grade level is available online to help students connect with resources to pay for college.


A report by the New America Foundation finds many colleges are failing to do enough to make higher education affordable for low-income students.


A new poll by Kaplan Test Prep finds high school students not as enthused about the SAT redesign as college-admissions officers.


The Nevada Kick Start Program hopes to instill a college-going culture at a young age with $50 in college-savings plans for every kindergartener.


A new report highlights approaches that have increased graduation rates at the University of California-Riverside, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of South Florida-Tampa,


Professional development and in-service training programs are expanding to help school counselors encourage an increasingly diverse high school population to go to college.


The New York Times releases a new college access index and analysis of top schools that recruit low-income students.


The 2015 edition includes information on student-loan-default rates and campus safety for the first time.


The latest annual education report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that the United States has fallen behind many other nations in college-completion growth rates, despite a large share of Americans having a college degree.


Research from the University of Chicago focusing on keeping 9th graders on track pays off in graduation rates.


New research from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities finds lottery proceeds rarely match projections to fund college scholarship programs.


The liberal arts school near Baltimore will give applicants the option of submitting a two-minute video to make their case about how why they should be admitted.


In a push to attract students, often colleges emphasize campus life perks over quality of academics, cautions author of new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift.


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