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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 29, 2010

Dual-Credit Enrollment Gives Students Jump Start on College

To motivate kids to go to college and take a chunk out of the ever-increasing cost, high schools are coming up with innovative ways to help students get a jump-start on college coursework.

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 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...

June 10, 2010

Early College High Schools Show Promising Results

Imagine graduating from high school and already having an associate degree. That's what more and more students are accomplishing when they leave early college high schools. These schools form partnerships with local community colleges and allow students to take college-level classes to get a head s...

June 09, 2010

A Success Story for Improving Graduation Rates

Educators and policymakers are eager to know "what works" when it comes to helping low-income, underserved students graduate from high school and college. The College Success Foundation appears to have found some answers. The nonprofit foundation founded in 2000 in Washington state by Bob Craves ...

June 03, 2010

States Gather to Tackle College Graduation Challenge

As a nation, we're doing a better job at getting more kids into college. Where we could use some improvement is helping them graduate. Since 1970, college enrollment has grown nearly 35 percent. Yet completion rates have been flat, according to Complete College America, a national nonprofit working...

April 14, 2010

More Time in College Linked to Tight Money

It does indeed take longer for students to get their bachelor's degree these days— and it comes down to money. A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research compares college outcomes of two high school classes from 1972 and 1992. It found that about 58 percent of the students from ...

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