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October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.

October 30, 2014

Wanted: 1 Million Women STEM Mentors

The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.

October 28, 2014

Campaign Aims to Recruit 1 Million STEM Women Mentors

The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.

September 30, 2014

$75 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Improve College Access and Completion

The U.S. Department of Education announces 24 colleges and universities won one of the new "First in The World" grants to spur innovation in higher education.

August 07, 2014

Study Rejects Notion That Selective College Boosts Graduation Chances

A new study finds high school preparation and finances are key factors in college completion, dispelling notion that selectivity of a school is an advantage.

July 29, 2014

Call to Strengthen School Counseling With Training and Innovation

A gathering of 130 thought leaders in the field of school counseling and college access met at Harvard to discuss ways to improve college advising with training, technology, and collaboration.

July 29, 2014

Report Challenges Colleges to Reach Out to Potential Degree Completers

Nearly 31 million Americans have "some college" but no degree in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

July 23, 2014

Mentoring for College-Bound Students to Gain Support Under Pilot Program

Mentoring programs that pair college students with high schoolers are among the strategies the Education Department would like to pilot under a new initiative.

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.

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