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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.

December 05, 2014

Graduation Rates Lag at Tribal Colleges

Only 20 percent of students at federally funded tribal colleges earn four-year degrees in six years.

November 21, 2014

The Summer After High School Graduation and College Success (Part II)

Benjamin L. Castleman of the University of Virginia and Lindsay C. Page of the University of Pittsburgh, authors of Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College, discuss the importance of schools' continued correspondence with students after graduation.

November 19, 2014

Fight Brews Over TRIO Programs for Aspiring College-Goers

The slate of federal grant programs that help low-income and first-generation students gain access to college are supposed to get funded on a competitive basis, but it doesn't really work that way.

November 18, 2014

The Summer After High School Graduation and College Success (Part I)

Benjamin L. Castleman of the University of Virginia and Lindsay C. Page of the University of Pittsburgh discuss smooth transitions into college and their new book Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College.

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