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April 18, 2014

When Choosing a College, Consider its Academic Calendar

Colleges' different calendars aren't just a bureaucratic detail--they can impact the academic experience and how well a student performs.

April 16, 2014

Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025

Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.

April 14, 2014

In Illinois, a Challenge Recruiting Rural Students for State's Flagship University

The Univ. of Illinois is struggling to recruit rural students who are already less likely to attend college.

April 11, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Attend Four-year, Private, or Selective Colleges

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.

April 10, 2014

N.H. District Must Increase Access to High-Level Classes, Civil Rights Office Says

The Manchester, N.H. district must make efforts to combat discrimination, after an agreement with the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights.

March 14, 2014

3 Things High School Students Should Know About College

Before high school graduates are shipped off to college with dreams of jobs and big paychecks on the other side, they need a reality check. A college degree is a valuable asset but does not come without a cost.

March 13, 2014

State 'DREAM Acts' Hotly Debated in Immigrant-Rich New York and Florida

Lawmakers in both states are haggling over legislation that seeks to make public colleges and universities more affordable to high school graduates who lack legal immigration status.

March 12, 2014

American Indians Lag Other Graduates in College Readiness, ACT Says

American Indian high school graduates who took the ACT exam in 2013 were the least likely of any student group to meet any of the college-readiness benchmarks, a new report finds.

February 28, 2014

Why Aren't Minority High School Grads College Ready?

It seems that graduating from high school is no longer the end goal of P-12 learning—earning a college degree has replaced it. By 2018, sixty percent of jobs will require a college degree. On Monday, I wrote about the nationwide average high school graduation rate being 80 percent, which is admirable but also means that at least 1 in 5 kids won't make it to college classes. When you factor in the high school graduates that bypass college completely, it seems that at some point America's workforce will simply not be able to meet the demands of its employers.

February 21, 2014

Reforming College Debt, Part II: Possible Solutions

Paying something for a college education is reasonable, I think, but the current setup puts an undue burden on the nation's young people and as a result, the entire economy suffers.

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