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April 27, 2016

New Leader of Common App Alternative Faces Questions, Criticism

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success has been criticized by college counselors for being less than transparent about how the new system will work.

April 25, 2016

White House Offers $100 Million in Grants to Connect Community College and Jobs

The new program is designed to build on President Obama's idea of the government and the private sector taking "shared responsibility" for making community college free.

February 19, 2016

States Use College-Awareness Programs to Boost College-Going

A new brief highlights moves by two states to build programs to raise college awareness in adolescent students.

February 09, 2016

N.C. Mulls Requiring Community College Degree to Nab Spot in Four-Year Institutions

The plan would make the least-qualified students obtain associate degrees before claiming their places in four-year institutions.

February 03, 2016

College Choice Undermined by Living in an 'Education Desert,' Study Says

Geography can be destiny if a student lives in a region of the country with few good college options nearby, a new paper argues.

January 19, 2016

'Bonus' for Pell Grants, Extended Timelines, Proposed by U.S. Ed. Dept.

The federal education department unveils proposals aimed at helping students finish college more quickly.

December 11, 2015

Justice Scalia: Minorities Might Be Better Off at 'Slower-Track' Colleges

The Supreme Court justice draws fire by suggesting that selective colleges might not be the best fit for minority students.

December 10, 2015

First Lady Makes Rap Video About Importance of Going to College

Michelle Obama teams up with "Saturday Night Live" star Jay Pharoah to reach teenagers as part of her new "Better Make Room" campaign.

December 07, 2015

Louisiana Requires All Students to Apply for Financial Aid

The state board hopes to boost the number of students applying to college, since failure to fill out the FAFSA is known to be a common stumbling block.

October 15, 2015

Low-Income, Urban High Schools Producing Few STEM Graduates

A new set of data shows that the wealth, minority enrollment and location of a student's high school correlates with gaps in college enrollment and attainment.

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