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September 30, 2013

Study Identifies Strategies for Blacks, Latinos to Succeed Academically

Successful young Latino and black high school men rely on family and school support to overcome the odds and be high academic achievers, a new research study finds.

June 25, 2013

Higher Ed. Initiatives Emerge to Serve Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

A new report provides a national profile of institutions serving Asian-American and Pacific Islander students.

June 21, 2013

High School Initiative to Improve College-Going Rates Shows Promise

Early evaluations of the Postecondary Success Collaborative shows helping high schools leverage existing resources to improve college access is having an impact.

June 13, 2013

Success With College-Completion Goal Hinges on Helping Minority Students

A new report reflects slight improvements in college completion, but less success among Latino and Africa-American students.

June 11, 2013

Attending College, Even Without Finishing, Yields Economic Benefits

Students who complete some college, but fall short of a degree, earn about $100,000 more over a lifetime.

June 04, 2013

Academics Not Only Factor in College Success, ACT Report Says

Despite showing promise for college success, one in five students do not enroll or make it to their second year of college, a new ACT report finds.

May 09, 2013

Colleges Shortchanging Needy Students in Battle for Prestige, Money

Many students who receive Pell Grants pay high tuition at their colleges, as institutional aid is used to compete for other students, a new report says.

May 08, 2013

New Approach to College Prep for Low-Income Students Called For

Federal college-preparation programs for disadvantaged students are criticized for their lack of evidence on impact in a new policy brief.

April 12, 2013

Summer Texting, Mentoring Keeps Incoming College Students on Track

Low-income high school graduates are more likely to attend college in the fall if they receive peer mentoring and text-message reminders over the summer, new research from Harvard finds.

October 12, 2012

College Persistence Linked to Rigorous Courses and Academic Advising

A new study by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association finds persistence of college freshmen positively linked to their college advising level, math preparation, and AP/IB courses.

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