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June 27, 2014

Bills to Overhaul Higher Education Act Unveiled by House Republicans

Congressional Republicans introduced three bills this week in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student-loan application.

June 27, 2014

Forum Spotlights Efforts to Boost College Access for Young Black Men

A "breakfast club," a "posse" program, and a universal college savings account were among the programs highlighted this week at a Washington forum aimed at smoothing the way to college for young black men.

June 20, 2014

Hampshire College Drops Use of SAT or ACT Scores in Admissions

The Amherst, Mass., college decided not to accept standardized test scores after determining they were not good indicators of 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 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 12, 2014

Kalamazoo Promise Extends Scholarships to Students at Private Colleges

Beginning in 2015, students graduating from Kalamazoo Public Schools will have a choice of using their Promise scholarships to attend a private or public higher education institution in the state.

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 10, 2014

After-School, College-Readiness Program Shifts Focus to Younger Students

The non-profit College Tribe in Washington, D.C. shifted its focus from high school to 3-8th graders in hopes of building basic academic skills and aspirations early enough to impact college success.

May 15, 2014

U.S. Department Aims to Boost Innovative Plans for College Affordability

With a new $75 million grant program, the U.S. department wants to help creative efforts to broaden access to college and boost student achievement.

May 09, 2014

New Guide Helps Hispanic Students in College Process

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics developed a free, online guide to help student navigate the college search, application, and financial aid process.

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