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June 20, 2014

New Film, 'Ivory Tower,' Finds Deep Flaws With State of Higher Education

A new documentary chronicles the race for prestige that has turned colleges into businesses that critics say are more focused on enrollment than student success.

June 19, 2014

Advocacy Group Calls for Cutting Federal Aid to College 'Dropout Factories'

A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.

June 18, 2014

Online 'Nanodegree' Concept Introduced as College Alternative

AT&T and Udacity partner to offer online degrees with job-focused credentials in six to 12 months.

June 17, 2014

Researchers Explore Ways to Improve Racial Diversity at Colleges

A new book coauthored by a variety of experts outlines strategies to diversity the nation's college campuses.

June 11, 2014

Michelle Obama Calls for Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education

A collection of six Commentaries examines efforts to increase student access and success to college and career.

June 03, 2014

Leveraging Peer Networks to Help Students Succeed in College

Education Week hosts a free webinar on June 4 featuring the Posse Foundation, as one example of a successful organization that uses a peer-network approach to supporting students in college.

May 30, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Features Focus on 3rd Grade Reading

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

May 09, 2014

New Guide Helps Hispanic Students in College Process

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics developed a free, online guide to help student navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process.

May 07, 2014

New Report Shows College Transfer Rates Within Academic Year Down Slightly

The National Student Clearinghouse finds student mobility rates are down from 9.4 percent to 9.1 percent, reflecting a stabilization in the same-year transfers.

May 01, 2014

Advocates to Press for Extending Pell Grants to Dual-Enrollment Students

A May 1 briefing on Capitol Hill will focus on extending federal Pell grants to high school students who are taking courses for college credit.

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