The Aspen Institute releases data on top 120 community colleges that are finalists of its excellence prize.

National Academy Foundation and WestEd launch college- and career-readiness assessment system that emphasizes applied career skills.

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to the finish line. To get at the heart of the college-completion challenge, researchers recently spoke directly with students—those currently enrolled in a community college, some who had completed a degree or certificate, and others who had dropped out. The resulting report, Student Voices on the Higher Education Pathway, is part of the...

By guest blogger Nora Fleming While college-completion rates are increasing, the rising cost of tuition is pushing higher education out of reach for increasing numbers of families, according to statements Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to make at a National Governor's Association conference in Williamsburg, Va., tomorrow. Duncan will speak to the release of new data that show the college-attainment levels state by state for 25 to 34 year olds based on U.S. Census Bureau data. While the attainment levels have risen half a percentage point, the U.S. still has a ways to go, the secretary says, ...

Young Invincibles advocacy group releases grim report on youth employment and calls for investment in jobs programs.

National Student Clearinghouse and Naviance partner to share student records on college success after high school.

New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project releases new information for its education funding database.

The University of Central Florida launched Health Leaders program to groom local underserved students for healthcare professions.

President is expected to permanently sign into law lower student loan interest rates, but borrowers eligibility is limited on other fronts.

High school students report risky behavior on overnight campus visits; counselors offer advice on how to stay safe.


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