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August 13, 2012

How to Support, Not Rescue, Your Kid in College

It used to be that when kids went to college they really said goodbye. Not so much today. Technology and closer ties with parents mean that students are just a call or text away. "Letting go is a thing of the past," says Harlan Cohen, author of the new book, The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only ...

July 16, 2012

Student Focus Groups Reveal Barriers to Community College Success

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...

July 11, 2012

Data Partnership Will Help High Schools Track Graduates

National Student Clearinghouse and Naviance partner to share student records on college success after high school.

May 04, 2012

Degree Attainment Not Keeping Up With Gains in College Access

The Education Sector releases report showing degree attainment has not progressed as rapidly as enrollment.

April 12, 2012

College Graduation-Rate Reporting Expands to Part-Timers

U.S. Department of Education decides to expand definition of college students to include part-timers in graduation rate data.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.

November 18, 2011

Study Habits of College Students Revealed in New Survey

Just how much are college students hitting the books these days? The 2011 annual National Survey of Student Engagement found full-time students put in about 15 hours a week, on average. It depends on your major, however, and how much your professor pushes you. Engineering was more demanding, while...

October 17, 2011

Webinar Focuses on Innovative Answers to College Retention

As the emphasis moves from college access to completion, the issue of retention is a hot topic in higher education circles. Just how do you keep students coming back after their freshman year and engaged all the way to graduation? And just whose responsibility is it—high schools, colleges, nonp...

October 03, 2011

Strategies to Avoid Sophomore Slump in College

The conventional wisdom is that the hardest transition in college is freshman year—adjusting to a new campus, ramped-up academics, and the social scene. But now, there is a new concern dubbed the "the sophomore slump," and efforts are emerging to keep second-year students engaged and on track. ...

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