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October 06, 2010

Tracking Early Progress Could Boost College Completion

A new report on raising college completion rates says schools need better comparative data, both on students' basic skills and how they are doing in early courses, to provide the support those students need.

September 27, 2010

Gates Gives $12M to Four Cities to Boost College Completion

Four U.S. cities are getting $3 million each in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college graduation rates.

September 21, 2010

Minimal Progress Reported in College Completion Rates

The president is calling for it. The economy is demanding it. Yet, the percentage of Americans earning college degrees is not climbing as quickly as many hoped.

September 20, 2010

Should Dual-Enrollment Programs Require Courses on the College Campus?

Some administrators are questioning whether students are getting the true college experience through dual-enrollment programs if those programs don't require classes on campus.

September 08, 2010

Policy Fixes to Dropout Crisis and Alternative Education

Jobs for the Future takes a look at current state policies on high school graduation and offers some proposals for improvement.

September 02, 2010

New Assessment Tools Could Bridge High School-College Gap

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today said a new generation of assessments being developed for K-12 students will more accurately reflect higher-level thinking, give timely feedback to teachers, and better prepare students for college. Speaking at Achieve's Annual American Diploma Project N...

August 31, 2010

Colleges Advisers Coach Students Along With Twitter and Use High-Tech Ways to Track Attendance

To keep freshman on track and ultimately boost graduation rates, colleges are ramping up counseling services and coming up with creative ways to improve class attendance.

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 15, 2010

Duncan Calls on High Schools to Increase Rigor, Reduce Need for Remediation

The mission of high schools can no longer be to simply get students to graduate. Their expanded mission must be to ready students for careers and college—without the need for remediation. That was the message U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered today to the AP College Board's An...

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