The Lumina Foundation announced it will give $200,000 and technical assistance to 20 cities over three years to help improve college completion rates.
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December 05, 2013
November 22, 2013
While high school seniors right now are focused on applications to get into college, the bigger issue they will eventually face is getting out. New research suggests the pathways that most likely lead to completing their academic program.
November 14, 2013
Only 40 percent of college students turn to their adviser first for academic advice and most study just 15 hours a week, a new student engagement survey finds.
November 13, 2013
Michelle Obama this week told sophomores at a District of Columbia high school about her journey to become the first in her family to go to college. She also challenged the students to do whatever it takes to continue their education after high school.
November 11, 2013
One-third of high school students who took the ACT last year indicated a college major they wanted to pursue that was not deemed a good fit with their academic interests.
November 04, 2013
Educators and policymakers should do more to encourage promising, disadvantaged students to attend college and support all students to completion, recommends a new report.
October 27, 2013
As high school students apply to colleges this fall, it's best to remember that just 2 percent of schools take less than 25 percent of their applicants.
October 17, 2013
The document outlines promising practices to improve student engagement and success, but finds that many community colleges have not embraced them.
October 15, 2013
New findings showing that graduates of high-poverty schools are less likely to enroll and persist in college are being seized on to make the case for interventions that will improve the college- and career-readiness of low-income students.
October 08, 2013
Giving low-income students their college financial aid in increments can encourage academic engagement and smart financial management, an MCRD brief shows.