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Jeb Spaulding: Education beyond high school matters
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Nov 14, 7:00 AM: It’s true: Not everyone needs to go to college. But consider this: Over 95 percent of the jobs created since the Great Recession 10 years ago have gone to workers with at least some college education, according to Georgetown >
Minnesota’s private colleges opening up to community college students
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Nov 14, 6:22 AM: Six private Minnesota colleges held open houses this week to recruit transfers from community colleges to their schools. What used to be a tricky and frustrating process, is becoming somewhat easier as colleges find they need more >
Getting accepted to Chicago’s top colleges is harder than ever, new report says
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Nov 14, 6:02 AM: Getting into Northwestern University or the University of Chicago has never been easy. But these days, it’s even harder — and the degree of difficulty has increased more at these two local schools than anywhere in the country, >
Commentary: Pathways from college to employment — good news and buyer’s remorse
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Nov 12, 9:19 AM: Why attend college? Since 2010, 86 percent of entering freshmen on average say getting a better job is a “very important” reason, up from 73 percent between 2000 and 2009.
ennessee’s next college goal is playing out in Hardeman County. Here’s what it means for the state.
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Nov 12, 9:03 AM: Tennessee, with support from the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellowship program, spent months examining Tennessee’s closely watched efforts to expand college access and improve graduation rates, especially for black, >
Why Pa. and N.J. students carry the most college loan debt in the nation
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Nov 8, 8:16 AM: College debt has long been cyclical, rising after recessions. But in recent years college debt has been on a sustained upward trajectory, even in good times. Forty-four million Americans have currently racked up $1.4 trillion in >
Commentary: Employers can influence attitudes about higher ed
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Nov 7, 8:00 AM: Only 22 percent of Arkansans over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree. Arkansas ranks 43rd nationally in per capita income. It's easy to connect the dots and identify the obstacles that hinder economic growth and prosperity in >
Local educators use research to better prep students for college
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Nov 5, 7:04 AM: In 2016, only 32 percent of Humboldt County high school graduates met minimum requirements for entry to a Cal State or University of California school — far below the state average of 45 percent.
New Data Brings Daylight To The Graduation Gap In Higher Education
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Nov 1, 7:29 AM: It’s no secret that college graduation rates in this country aren’t what they should be, particularly for students from low-income backgrounds. But until recently, we had limited information about how colleges rank in terms of >
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 43: Innovation and the future of MOOCs with Anant Agarwal
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Oct 31, 7:39 AM: EO of edX Anant Agarwal joins Reality Check to speak about the state of innovation in higher education, new developments in his business and others, learning and structural models on the way, and discusses his success with >
AHS aims to help first-generation college students
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Oct 31, 7:17 AM: A new program at Attleboro High School aims to expose the benefits of college to students who would be the first in their families to go on to higher education.
UNL Honors partners with local schools to create student-led programs
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Oct 30, 5:44 AM: Honors students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can earn honors credit outside the classroom and in the community through a new initiative that allows them to bring their expertise to elementary schools across Lincoln.
Some 43% of College Grads Are Underemployed in First Job
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Oct 26, 7:28 AM: Students weighing their college options are increasingly focused on the return from that hefty investment, pursuing disciplines they think could lead to a steady and lucrative career.
Report: Georgia not doing enough to help students earn college degrees
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Oct 26, 6:51 AM: A team of researchers released a report Thursday that concluded Georgia’s political and education leaders - at public and private schools - must do more to help students enroll and graduate college, saying the state is near the >
Greenville schools, Mississippi Valley partner to break down college access barriers
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Oct 22, 5:17 AM: Greenville Public Early College High School is one of two early college programs to open in the state this year (the other is at Tougaloo College). This is the first partnership though between a local school district and a public >
Latinos are making dramatic college gains in Texas, but huge disparities still remain
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Oct 18, 6:45 AM: Fewer than half of all Latinos who start college in Texas end up earning a bachelor's within six years, but recent federal data shows there are reasons to be hopeful because those students are also making the biggest >
Opinion: Minnesota State college leaders say reform is coming. Why do I see Lucy holding a football?
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Oct 18, 6:03 AM: This situation is all too familiar to students at Minnesota State, who have been clamoring for reform at the state’s colleges to address affordability and the opportunity gap. They are told that change is just around the corner, >
Cal State graduation rates reach record highs and equity gaps narrow
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Oct 18, 5:56 AM: Graduation rates for California State University students hit record highs this year as campuses poured money into new faculty and expanded academic support and financial aid, university system officials announced Wednesday.
D.C. partners with college to offer associates degree to high schoolers in poorest neighborhoods
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Oct 18, 5:02 AM: The District’s public school system is partnering with Bard College in New York to open a school next fall that will allow students to graduate from high school with a two-year college associate degree.
Net College Costs Flat to Down After Years of Growth
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Oct 16, 8:11 AM: After increasing for decades, the real cost of attending both public and private college is flat and in some cases even declined this year, as colleges compete for fewer students by giving away more scholarships.

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