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September 07, 2011

New Measures for Community College Success Urged

Only reporting the graduation rates of first-time, full-time students does not fully capture what's happening on community colleges campuses. So a group of policy experts suggest two-year institutions look at the progress of part-time and transfer students, as well as track the learning outcomes and...

July 26, 2011

Study Gives Snapshot of Work and Debt of New College Grads

A snapshot of recent college graduates shows the vast majority are employed, which is a good thing since two-thirds are in debt with average loans totaling nearly $25,000.

July 14, 2011

New Report Looks at Impact of Recession on College-Going

Despite the recession from December 2007 to June 2009, college enrollment increased, and more students were drawn to community colleges, according to a new report. The South experienced the greatest boost among high school students going to college, and even private colleges weren't hit particular...

May 26, 2011

Report Outlines Ideas to Improve College Completion

Current and former governors, university presidents, chancellors of state university systems, and other national education leaders recommend ways to improve college completion in a report, "Front and Center: Critical Choices for Higher Education" released this week. The report is based on discussi...

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.

April 04, 2011

Push to Mandate Algebra 2 in High School Ramps Up

Talk about college readiness often includes discussion of how much and what kind of math to take in high school. Today's Washington Post has a front-page story examining the push to raise graduation requirements to include Algebra 2. Those in higher education complain that students arrive on campu...

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 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.

February 20, 2011

Improving Higher Ed. Starts With Rigor, Accountability

Here's a good overview of the ideas experts are tossing around to improve the college experience.

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 ...

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