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March 07, 2014

Webinar Explains Use of Transition Courses to Prepare Students for College

Free event today at 2 p.m. features educators involved in this growing movement to help bridge the move from high school to college for struggling students.

May 11, 2012

Summer Bridge Programs Hold Promise as Model

Research on summer developmental bridge programs shows encouraging results for raising students' math and English skills.

April 17, 2012

Countdown to May 1: Advice on Making the Final College Choice

As high school seniors narrow down their college decision, experts offer advice about weighing size, location, cost and other factors.

March 15, 2012

Senate Bill Would Encourage College Planning and Savings

U.S.Senator Coons to introduce American Dream Act Accounts to encourage low-income students to plan and save for college

October 07, 2011

Student Film Gives Voice to Struggle to Pay for College

Madena Henderson tells her story of beating the odds in Troy, N.Y., in the documentary "The Haves and the Have Nots".

September 26, 2011

New Haven Creates PreK-8 College-Going Curriculum

A new curriculum being developed in Yale University's backyard aims to instill a college-going attitude in students as early as preschool, with students from pre-K through 8th grade spending one day a month focused on college-going skills, from goal-setting to financial literacy.

September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

September 01, 2011

Illinois Students' College Grades Lag Behind High School

Many students graduating from public high schools in Illinois—even students with good grades from top schools —are not prepared for the rigor of college, according to an analysis of state education data by the Chicago Tribune published Wednesday. Public school graduates at 10 of the stat...

August 30, 2011

Students Want More Rigor in High School to Be College-Ready

A new survey of students taken one year after they graduated from high school shows that most highly value college, but wish they were better prepared for it. Looking back, students say they regret not taking more math, science, and writing-intensive coursework in high school. One Year Out, a surve...

August 25, 2011

Advice to Parents of College Freshmen: Give Them Space

Parents everywhere are sending their kids off to college this week. An estimated 3 million Americans are enrolled as freshmen this fall, according to the American Council on Education. Interestingly, the average age of the undergraduate student is 26, and women make up 57 percent of the student body...

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