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May 27, 2015

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

May 27, 2015

Rural Oregon Students Less Likely to Enroll, Persist in College

Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.

May 14, 2015

Illinois' Rural Liberal Arts Colleges Cutting Tuition, Shutting Down

Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.

May 07, 2015

Making Graduation Meaningful: A Real Qualifications System for U.S. Students

The U.S. high school diploma is too often little more than an attendance certificate. Creating a real qualifications system would empower students, give them the skills to compete in the global economy and make our education system more equitable.

April 12, 2015

Match Beyond and College for America Are Reimaging Higher Education

Match Beyond combines College for America, an innovative new competency-based degree program from Southern New Hampshire University, with intensive coaching, academic support and jobs counseling from Match Education. The goal of Match Beyond is to produce high degree completion rates and employment for low-income high school graduates across Boston who either never went to college or who left high school before completion. Andew Balson leads Match Beyond and believes the model, if successful, can be easily replicated across the US since it is, at its core, an easily repeated partnership between an online degree provider and local coaching service.

March 17, 2015

College Students Study on Mobile Devices More Than Ever

Higher education learners rely on their mobile devices to study, and 77 percent report getting better grades as a result, according to new research.

January 22, 2015

House Will Clear NCLB Reauthorization By March, Ed. Leader Says

John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House education committee, said he will use the Student Success Act, the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress, as the starting point for the legislative process.

January 09, 2015

Some Higher Education Advocates Wary of President's Free Community College Plan

As states try new ways to keep college costs down, some have voiced criticism of the free-tuition-for-all approach for helping families who may not need assistance.

January 08, 2015

President Obama Unveils New Plan to Make Community College Free

If Congress were to enact the proposal, approximately 9 million students would be eligible for the federal-state partnership program.

December 09, 2014

Poor, Rural States Slash Higher Education

Many states, including some of the nation's most rural, are cutting academic majors to save money.

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