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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.

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.

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