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The Higher Education Desert
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May 21, 7:52 AM: Research shows that the farther someone lives from a public college, the less likely they are to pursue a degree.
Commentary: The Equity Problem With Saying ‘College Isn’t For Everyone’
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May 21, 7:50 AM: Simply put, as long as a four-year college degree continues to be a valid predictor of lifetime earnings with a multiplier effect for diverse populations, a key to long-term success in the 21st century workforce, and a reliable >
Connecting Federal Work-Study to Careers
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May 21, 7:49 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday she will launch a pilot program allowing some colleges to use Federal Work-Study benefits for off-campus employment, including apprenticeships and clinical rotations.
In Class: Linking young students to importance of college
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May 20, 7:30 AM: Over the course of three days in March, PS 78 hosted its fifth annual College Fair in the school gymnasium for its students and families. The Stapleton school works to create an atmosphere of college-bound learners and increase >
In Vermont, Small Colleges Are Closing
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May 17, 7:46 AM: As Green Mountain College readied to close its doors after 185 years, students enjoyed one of their final spring days on the pastoral campus, with some carrying kale and cabbage from the school’s organic farm and others preparing >
Degrees are important, but so are skills
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May 16, 7:47 AM: Because it’s easy to measure, educators and policy makers push for “attainment,” chalking up markers for every diploma. Instead, Harrington said, they should pay more attention to skill acquisition.
SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background
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May 16, 7:39 AM: The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.
Opinion: Fewer Kids Are Choosing College
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May 15, 7:43 AM: A strong job market is luring high school graduates away from campus. Here’s why that could be a problem.
Many college students struggle to pass remedial math. Do they need to?
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May 15, 7:40 AM: Colleges created remedial education classes to ensure students were sufficiently prepared for more advanced material. But increasingly, there’s a sense that remedial courses are hurting the prospects of the students they are >
Alabama’s public education system ranked nation’s worst as ‘bold change’ set
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May 15, 7:28 AM: Alabama’s public education system was ranked number 50 in the United States in a new report published Tuesday, the same day the State Senate’s Committee on Education Policy is set to hear SB 397, a constitutional amendment proposed >
Iowa’s newest college graduates share old problem: debt
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May 15, 6:30 AM: Some students graduating from an Iowa college of university this month will have to pay off debts that could be close to $100,000.
These programs aim to prepare Nashville public school students for college. Why only three give them
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May 14, 8:27 AM: Of the six programs meant to provide Nashville public school students a leg up in college, only three guarantee college credits in Tennessee, a new report shows.
Column: ‘Fess up, who’s trying to kill off online college
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May 10, 5:50 AM: At issue is the Western Governors University, a nonprofit virtual university that was established by the Western Governors Association in 1997 and became authorized in Ohio’s budget two years ago. It gets no money in the Ohio >
Washington State Moves Toward Free and Reduced College Tuition, With Businesses Footing the Bill
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May 8, 7:23 AM: Washington State lawmakers have taken a major step toward offering free or reduced college tuition using funds from businesses there, including Amazon and Microsoft, in a move that is being applauded by policy analysts for its >
Minnesota first lady Gwen Walz spotlights college opportunity in prison
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May 8, 6:55 AM: For Minnesota lawmakers looking for a rare bipartisan win in years to come, the governor’s wife suggests they look at expanding educational opportunities for inmates in state prisons.
110,000 Washington students a year will get money for college, many a free ride
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May 6, 7:21 AM: About 110,000 low-to median-income students will qualify for help each year, including adults who never got a degree and want to go to school. There will be no more financial-aid wait lists.
Gearing up for the future: Students with CTE experience enter college, workforce
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May 6, 7:18 AM: Although high school graduates are able to get jobs easier upon completion of CTE courses and obtaining certificates, there are many college opportunities as well.
Breaking down barriers | Local schools agree to historic partnership
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May 6, 7:06 AM: Gadsden State Community College, Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College recently entered an agreement to partner with Marshall Technical School to provide local students more opportunities.
Column: Georgia grads have many options for next steps after high school
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May 6, 5:21 AM: The age-old question of whether youngsters should pursue a four-year degree to ensure career success has gotten trickier. A few decades ago, the answer was a definite yes. But now, educators, students, parents and career counselors >
Opinion: College funding plans should encourage competition
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May 2, 6:53 AM: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently unveiled legislative support for her plans to pitch in more state funding for eligible students to attend community college, with the goal of preparing more skilled members for Michigan's >

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