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January 19, 2012

Financial-Aid Experts Discuss Ways to Strengthen Pell Grants

Student financial-aid experts gathered at a forum at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to discuss the need to make the 40-year-old federal program more efficient and the importance of providing academic and social supports for students to boost college completion. The National Association of Student Finan...

January 12, 2012

Biden and Duncan Push for Need to Keep College Affordable

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went on the road today in Gahanna, Ohio, to talk about the need for colleges to contain costs to keep higher education within reach of everyday Americans. "We have to make sure that going to college stays a fundamental part of the ...

January 04, 2012

Majors Matter in Job Prospects for Recent College Graduates

Americans with a college education fare better in the job market than those with just a high school diploma or less—but just how much better depends on their field. A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released today finds unemployment for recent co...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 15, 2011

College Trustees Hesitant to Proactively Push for Major Reform

For higher education reform to take hold, many say college trustees need to become advocates for change. Yet a new report out today finds many governing boards are caught up instead on short-term challenges on their campuses and defer to the institution's leadership. Still on the Sidelines: What Ro...

December 06, 2011

Income and Gender Gap in College Attainment Widens

Your odds of going to college and finishing are much greater if you are a woman and from a family with money. While not particularly a news flash to many, a study by University of Michigan researchers traces these trends back more than 70 years and documents growing gaps in attainment by income and ...

November 23, 2011

De-Stress Over the Holidays With Seniors and College Students

Word to the wise, parents: Your vision of the Thanksgiving holiday may be different from that of your high school senior or returning college student. While there may well be relaxing times feasting around the dinner table or watching a football game, your kids will likely have a different agenda no...

November 15, 2011

Demand for Jobs That Require High School Diploma Declines

For all the talk of the value of a college degree, there are decent jobs for those with just a high school diploma. The problem is there are not enough of those jobs to go around, according to a report released yesterday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The repor...

September 26, 2011

New Haven Creates PreK-8 College-Going Curriculum

A new curriculum being developed in Yale University's backyard aims to instill a college-going attitude in students as early as preschool, with students from pre-K through 8th grade spending one day a month focused on college-going skills, from goal-setting to financial literacy.

September 15, 2011

Outreach Considered for Students Just Shy of a Degree

While much of the reporting on college access and completion is on students who enter straight out of high school and proceed through graduation, the path is not that linear for many. Sometimes life gets in the way of a degree and students drop out just shy of a degree for personal, financial, or ac...

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