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December 28, 2010

High School Counselors Lack Training in College Admissions

Counselors' inadequate preparation can hinder college access for first-generation, minority students, an expert in admissions counseling writes.

November 30, 2010

Debate on Value of Big Name Colleges Continues

Every family I know seems to have had this discussion lately: Does it matter where you go to college?

November 24, 2010

New Tool to Assess College Readiness in High Schools

Think your school is doing a good job of preparing students for life beyond high school. How about getting an outsider's take?

November 19, 2010

Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access

More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.

November 17, 2010

New Haven Works to Put Students on Track to College

City, education, and business leaders in New Haven, Conn., are ramping up efforts to get more students on the track for college. Today, the city is announcing its public schools will be working with College Summit, a nonprofit that promotes a college-going culture in 170 schools in 12 states throug...

November 12, 2010

Report: Community Colleges Need to Boost Supports, Rigor

If students are going to be successful at community colleges, they need to be more aware of support available as they transition onto campus. A new report released yesterday by the Center for Community College Student Engagement reveals that 19 percent of students surveyed were unaware their colle...

November 04, 2010

Survey Looks at Student Engagement, How K-12 Can Help

If students are going to get those all-important college degrees, they need to be engaged on campus. That's why the results of the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement released today are good for educators and policymakers to consider. Now in its 10th year, the NSSE measures the amount of tim...

October 23, 2010

New Guide Helps With College Experience in High School

There has been lots of talk in policy circles about the value of students taking college courses while still in high school. In an effort to expand these opportunities, A Policymaker's Guide to Early College Designs: Expanding a Strategy for Achieving College Readiness for All has been developed by ...

October 21, 2010

Students Applying to More Colleges and More Online

Feel like the college-application process is ramping up? Now a report, released yesterday, confirms it. Each year, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors surveys counseling and admission officers to learn more about what's happening in the field and track trends in admission an...

October 14, 2010

Students Unprepared for Community College Entrance Tests

When a student does poorly on a community college assessment test, it can be the beginning of the end of his or her career in higher education. Too often, students take the test unprepared, end up in developmental education courses, become discouraged, and never finish their degrees. A report look...

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