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October 21, 2014

Online Training Launched to Improve College Access Advising

The National College Access Network has launched a professional development training platform to better equip counselors who assist students in the college search process.

September 23, 2014

Syracuse Considers Cuts to Posse Scholarships

The university is slated to cut 20 of its 30 Posse Foundation scholarships next year, as new leadership reviews the financial aid dollars awarded.

September 12, 2014

Three Universities Model Ways to Improve Graduation for Low-Income Students

A new report highlights approaches that have increased graduation rates at the University of California-Riverside, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of South Florida-Tampa,

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.

January 21, 2014

States Investing More in Higher Ed., New Report Shows

After years of declining state appropriation for higher education, overall spending on public colleges and universities is up 5.7 percent.

January 15, 2014

New Tool Aims to Help High Schools Raise Students' College-Going Rates

A free online resource helps schools evaluate college- and career-readiness programs, based on a pilot in 10 high schools that showed promise reaching under-served minority students.

November 13, 2013

First Lady Urges High School Students to Push on Through College

Michelle Obama this week told sophomores at a District of Columbia high school about her journey to become the first in her family to go to college. She also challenged the students to do whatever it takes to continue their education after high school.

November 05, 2013

Most First-Generation College Students Lag in Academic Readiness

An ACT study finds 52 percent of high school graduates in 2013 who would be first-generation college students don't meet college-readiness benchmarks.

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