Survey: Young People See College as Worthwhile But Overpriced

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


School Counselors Welcome Attention From First Lady; Summit Plans Finalized

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.


Latino and African-American Academic Success Improves, But Gaps Remain

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


More International Students Want U.S. High School Diplomas, Not Just Exchanges

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.


Report Calls for Common Yardsticks on College Remediation

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 Explore Flexible Career-Education Pathways

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.


New Federal Data Show the Cost of College Tuition, School by School

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


Bills to Overhaul Higher Education Act Unveiled by House Republicans

Congressional Republicans introduced three bills this week in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student-loan application.


Forum Spotlights Efforts to Boost College Access for Young Black Men

A "breakfast club," a "posse" program, and a universal college savings account were among the programs highlighted this week at a Washington forum aimed at smoothing the way to college for young black men.


Major Student Loan Debt Is Exception, Not Rule, Analysis Shows

A new report out from the Brookings Institution finds that only 7 percent of young-adult households are carrying student-loan debts of more than $50,000.


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