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March 09, 2011

Survey Shows Broad Support for College and Career Readiness

A survey released today shows broad agreement among students, teachers, and business executive about the importance of college and career readiness for high school graduates. But opinions about what exactly that means, how high a priority it should be, and what reforms are needed vary.

March 07, 2011

Colleges Need to Be Innovative to Support Diverse Learners

To help more students be successful in college and be prepared for the work world, experts gathered at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Council on Education, said that colleges need to be innovative and rethink the way they serve an increasingly diverse student body. Here are some ideas floa...

February 17, 2011

U.S. Education Dept. to Convene Community College Summits

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just announced the Department of Education will hold four community college regional summits to discuss best practices for college completion. The summits will be held over the next two months and bring together 150 participants representing community college...

February 17, 2011

Study Reveals Risk Factors Leading to Dropping Out of College

Depression and loss of financial aid are top factors for college students considering dropping out, according to a new Michigan State University study. Students also were sensitive to being recruited by an employer or another institution, experiencing a large increase in tuition or living costs, an ...

February 08, 2011

Higher Ed. Needs to be Innovative to Serve Growing Demand

There is no way that the country can crank out enough college graduates to meet President Obama's goal of leading the world in the percentage of citizens with college degrees by 2020 unless higher education embraces radical innovations to become more efficient. That was the sentiment of a panel gat...

February 03, 2011

Report Shows College Enrollment Up, Graduation Rates Flat

Access to higher education is improving, as data from the U.S. Department of Education show many more students are going to college. Yet graduation rates have not budged, underscoring the challenge ahead for the country on the completion front. Overall college enrollment grew by 7.1 percent from f...

January 31, 2011

College Board Rolls Out Statehouse Effort to Boost Completion

The College Board Policy and Advocacy Center kicks off a national campaign to push for 55 percent of Americans to hold a postsecondary degree by 2025.

January 24, 2011

Data Show Two-year Colleges Improve Retention Rate

ACT Inc. finds that public two-year colleges are doing a better job retaining freshmen, while four-year private colleges are slipping.

January 20, 2011

Paper Suggests Strategies to Improve Community Colleges

A new paper applies practices common among high-performance organizations to community colleges in an proposal for boosting graduation rates.

January 18, 2011

Study Suggests U.S. Colleges Fail to Challenge Undergrads

A national survey of college students finds 45 percent had no significant gains in critical thinking skills in their first two years of college.

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