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August 31, 2010

Colleges Advisers Coach Students Along With Twitter and Use High-Tech Ways to Track Attendance

To keep freshman on track and ultimately boost graduation rates, colleges are ramping up counseling services and coming up with creative ways to improve class attendance.

August 19, 2010

Dreamkeepers Program Gives Students Emergency Cash

We've heard lots of talk lately from policymakers, administrators and educators about the problem of college completion. There has been extensive research and multifaceted proposals on keeping students in school, but sometimes the answer can be as simple as a few hundred bucks in a pinch. That's wh...

August 10, 2010

Reports Show Gaps in Minority College Graduation by State

How is your state doing when it comes to college completion and minority students? Two reports released Monday by Education Trust, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, rank public and private colleges based on their demonstrated success—or failure—to graduate African-American and...

August 02, 2010

Debate Begins on Proposed Gainful Employment Regulations

Now that the U.S. Department of Education has put out its proposal to rein in for-profit colleges, people are beginning to sift through the details of the draft regulations and offer their two cents.

July 24, 2010

College Board Releases New Resources on College Completion

Twelfth place is not where the United States wants to be in the proportion of adults ages 25-34 with college degrees, compared with other industrialized nations. But that's where we are. If we are going to reach President Obama's goal to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world ...

July 22, 2010

Report Discusses Promising Strategies for College Completion

What's the secret formula to improve college graduation rates? A report released today by the Grantmakers for Education looks at the challenges and offers some ideas based on a gathering of funders, higher education leaders, researchers, and government officials in May. From Access to Success: A Fu...

July 12, 2010

New NGA Chair Targets College Completion

Community college leaders were already encouraged by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III's promise to get success in higher education on the political agenda. He didn't let them down yesterday as he officially became chair of the National Governors Association. Manchin made good on his promise, ann...

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