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November 04, 2010

Survey Looks at Student Engagement, How K-12 Can Help

If students are going to get those all-important college degrees, they need to be engaged on campus. That's why the results of the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement released today are good for educators and policymakers to consider. Now in its 10th year, the NSSE measures the amount of tim...

October 29, 2010

Education Leaders Weigh in on Preparing Students for College Success

Three thought leaders in public education offer their perspectives on what ails public education.

October 13, 2010

It Pays to Comparison Shop When It Comes to College

College is too costly these days not to shop around. In his paper, "Is College Worth the Investment?" Mark Schneider, a former official at the U.S. Department of Education and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, finds the answer on the value of higher education...

October 06, 2010

Tracking Early Progress Could Boost College Completion

A new report on raising college completion rates says schools need better comparative data, both on students' basic skills and how they are doing in early courses, to provide the support those students need.

October 04, 2010

Gates Directs Extra $34.8M to Community College Reform

The gifts to community colleges from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continues with $34.8 million in grants for innovate approaches to make schools more responsive to students.

September 30, 2010

College Motivation with Early Commitment Programs

Virginia is joining a handful of states trying an innovative approach to boost completion rates by supporting students before they set foot on a college campus and encouraging their savings toward higher education.

September 27, 2010

Gates Gives $12M to Four Cities to Boost College Completion

Four U.S. cities are getting $3 million each in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college graduation rates.

September 22, 2010

Legacy Preferences: Giving an Unfair Leg Up to the Wealthy?

Are legacy preferences for college admissions un-American, or is the concern overblown? Academics, policy experts, and attorneys weigh in.

September 21, 2010

Minimal Progress Reported in College Completion Rates

The president is calling for it. The economy is demanding it. Yet, the percentage of Americans earning college degrees is not climbing as quickly as many hoped.

September 15, 2010

Community Colleges to Headline White House Summit

Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, will be convening the first White House summit on community colleges next month.

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