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January 23, 2015

Latino Students Make Strides, Still Face Challenges, Report Shows

"The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook" pulls data from a number of sources to a give state-level picture of K-12 enrollment and shed light on national advances and challenges for Latino students.

January 22, 2015

New Ways to Expand Opportunities for Educators, Families, and Students

Nathan: Since 1985, Minnesota has allowed high school students to earn college credit with state funds following them, helping pay for all tuition, book and lab fees. Moreover, some of us are advocating providing start-up funds to help district faculty start new options within school districts.

January 19, 2015

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union Address?

President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.

December 11, 2014

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.

December 09, 2014

Poor, Rural States Slash Higher Education

Many states, including some of the nation's most rural, are cutting academic majors to save money.

November 16, 2014

Who Needs College?

It is not a good idea to tout the possibilities for success in business without attending college. It misleads.

October 21, 2014

Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

October 01, 2014

Report: American Indian Enrollment Declining at Some California Colleges

Only 25 percent of Native students completed the requirements for college admittance to the University of California and the California State University systems in the 2011-12 school year.

July 21, 2014

With Financial Backing, Low-Income Students See College and the World

The Noble Charter School Network's "Summer of a Lifetime" program sends sophomores to college campuses in the summer.

June 20, 2014

More Rural States Launching Dual-Enrollment Programs

Rural high school students who earn college credits are more likely to graduate and go on to postsecondary school, research has shown.

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