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June 10, 2014

After-School, College-Readiness Program Shifts Focus to Younger Students

The non-profit College Tribe in Washington, D.C. shifted its focus from high school to 3-8th graders in hopes of building basic academic skills and aspirations early enough to impact college success.

April 17, 2014

Online Directory Details College-Access Programs

NACAC introduces resource to find organizations that help disadvantaged, first-generation college-going students to help colleges in diversity efforts.

April 02, 2014

Performance Gaps Widen as High-Achieving Students Progress in High School

An Education Trust report follows high-achieving students through high school and discovers those from low-income backgrounds and students of color don't excel as much as their wealthier, white peers.

March 25, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Office Investigates Florida Scholarship Program

Allegations have resurfaced about the fairness of program, as most funding is given to students of white, affluent families, the Miami Herald reports.

March 12, 2014

Net Price of College Rises More for Low-Income Than Wealthy Students

New analysis of federal net price data shows that colleges have recently raised the cost of attendance on average more for low-income than high-income students.

February 27, 2014

Community College Aspirations for Men of Color Don't Match Outcomes

A survey of community college students finds three-year graduation rates are 5 percent for men of color and 32 percent for white males, despite higher initial engagement by minority students.

December 06, 2013

Report Explores How Technology Is, and Isn't, Aiding in College Searches

A review of websites and mobile apps designed to help students in the college application process shows low-income students don't benefit as much from the technology and limitations in the approach.

November 06, 2013

College Mentoring Program for At-Risk Students Shows Benefits

An evaluation of the Minnesota-based College Possible mentoring program finds low-income students who participated were more likely to enroll in a four-year college, and to attend a more-selective institution.

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.

September 13, 2013

Promise Seen in College-Awareness Program for Middle Schoolers

Program that combines college exposure, mentoring, and community service leadership for middle school students found to be effective in boosting college-going rates, a University of Michigan study found.

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