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September 02, 2014

With Many College Grads Adrift, Experts Urge New Focus on Academics

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

July 29, 2014

Report Challenges Colleges to Reach Out to Potential Degree Completers

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.

July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

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

July 21, 2014

New College Ranking Designed to Show Economic Value Added With a Degree

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.

June 20, 2014

New Film, 'Ivory Tower,' Finds Deep Flaws With State of Higher Education

A new documentary chronicles the race for prestige that has turned colleges into businesses that critics say are more focused on enrollment than student success.

April 01, 2014

All Graduates from a Denver STEM School Are Headed to 4-Year College

At Stapleton High School in Denver, 100 percent of seniors have been accepted to a four-year college--for the seventh consecutive year.

March 24, 2014

Keeping Perspective in the College-Admissions Process

Counselors encourage students to consider a range of college offers beyond the brand-name schools and not to take rejection personally.

March 20, 2014

College Students Increasingly Transfer Across State Lines, Study Finds

Two new studies out this week track trends in college transfer rates, a reminder to high school students that where they first enroll may not be where they finish.

March 13, 2014

Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

February 10, 2014

K-12 and Higher Education Often Fail to Collaborate Effectively, Survey Says

A recent survey of leaders in the K-12 and higher education shows a desire to work together to create a seamless pathway between the sectors, but finds that barriers persist.

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