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June 01, 2011

Report Shows Low-Income Students Pay High Share of College

A new report released today by the Education Trust says that financial-aid policies too often benefit affluent students who would go to college anyway, rather than helping those with the greatest financial need. And when it comes to the bottom line of paying for college (after grants and aid), low-i...

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 16, 2011

New Pew Research Surveys Question Value of College

Two new national surveys by the Pew Research Center reflect discontent among families and administrators about the value and quality of a college education.

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 29, 2011

Low-Income Students Don't Gain Ground at High-End Colleges

Low-income students make up just 15 percent of students at elite private colleges and flagship public universities—a number that has remained flat in recent years, despite efforts to boost the socioeconomic diversity of students, according to new findings. The Chronicle of Higher Education. l...

March 09, 2011

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way in College Retention

A study released today from Stanford University on student coaching holds promise for a cost-effective way to keeping students progressing in college. Having a coach check in weekly with a college student to ask how classes are going and offer advice on managing his or her workload appears to sign...

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.

March 07, 2011

Colleges' Role in Common-Core State Standards

Most of the buzz about the common-core sate standards has focused on K-12, but there is plenty that higher education can do to support the reform effort, according to educators gathered at the American Council on Education annual meeting in Washington this week. The standards have been adopted so f...

March 07, 2011

Colleges Need to Be Innovative to Support Diverse Learners

To help more students be successful in college and be prepared for the work world, experts gathered at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Council on Education, said that colleges need to be innovative and rethink the way they serve an increasingly diverse student body. Here are some ideas floa...

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.

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