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May 23, 2011

New High School Ranking Out Based on College Tests

Education writer Jay Matthews offers a different approach to ranking schools: looking at the number of college-level tests taken.

May 19, 2011

Counselors Have Negative Opinion of U.S. News College List

They don't like how the list is generated, the impact the rankings have on how schools operate, or find it useful in narrowing the college search, but they know they have to deal with it.

May 11, 2011

Study Chronicles Financial Benefits of Bachelor's Degree

For all the money, time, and effort it takes to earn a bachelor's degree, people often wonder: Is the investment worth it? The answer for the student is a clear "yes" when it comes to the advantage in lifetime earnings, according to a new study released today by the American Institutes for Resear...

May 10, 2011

Students Chime In With Ideas to Improve College Completion

The national discussion over how to improve college-competition rates often takes place among policymakers and educators. But why not ask students themselves about what keeps them from getting a degree?

April 11, 2011

Enrollment Jumps Linked to Growth of Pell Grants

More Pell Grant money available to students has translated into higher enrollment at community colleges, a new study shows.

April 01, 2011

New Reports Highlight Promise of Early College High Schools

Four new research reports are reflecting the growing success of early college high schools, an approach that has spread to 28 states with 230 schools and 50,000 students.

March 28, 2011

Decisions, Decisions...How To Weigh College Offers

This time of year many high school seniors are getting the long-awaited word from colleges about whether their application rose to the top of the pile or not. Applying to multiple schools may have seemed like a good idea a few months ago, but now the result may be multiple offers. How to decide? ...

March 21, 2011

Grad Nation Summit Kicks Off in Washington Today

About 650 people from across the country are expected to gather in Washington for the first Building a Grad Nation Summit starting today through Wednesday. Headliners will include Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Gov. Martin O...

March 18, 2011

Study Shows What Works for Community College Retention

The most promising approach: Financial incentives tied to academic performance.

March 09, 2011

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way in College Retention

A study released today from Stanford University on student coaching holds promise for a cost-effective way to keeping students progressing in college. Having a coach check in weekly with a college student to ask how classes are going and offer advice on managing his or her workload appears to sign...

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