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Remember When Politicians Promised to Make College Affordable?
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Jan 18, 8:33 AM: Most Americans can’t remember a time when politicians weren’t claiming to make education more affordable by funneling more money to colleges. But after the latest surge in “affordability” policies, implemented over the last decade, >
Nevada universities, colleges have plans to close education gap at schools
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Jan 18, 7:44 AM: All seven universities and colleges in Nevada have come up with their own plan to close the education gaps at their institution, and they expect to see results by 2025.
One-third of college students are from rural areas. They face specific challenges, and schools are r
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Jan 17, 8:22 AM: Data show that rural high-schoolers are less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to go straight to college, a factor that can impact completion.
Commentary: Dual enrollment and early college are essential ingredients to college completion
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Jan 17, 5:39 AM: Despite the popularity of DE programs throughout the state of West Virginia, I believe that these programs are underutilized. Our DE programs need to be more comprehensive in nature to improve their quality, add more career and >
Opinion: Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free
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Jan 16, 9:13 AM: Europe already has a free-college system, and the argument for an American version has a certain logic to it. There’s a strong correlation between higher education and economic prosperity; advanced societies have large numbers of >
Community College Transfer Students: Underenrolled, Overachieving
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Jan 16, 9:12 AM: Notably, nearly half – 49 percent – of all students enrolled in four-year colleges and universities begin at a two-year schools. But the report finds that selective schools are less likely to enroll community college students than >
Report: College Aid for Prisoners Pays Dividends for All Down the Line
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Jan 16, 9:00 AM: Allowing prisoners to receive federal aid to pay for college courses while incarcerated would reduce recidivism rates, save states money and boost the economy as former inmates get higher-paying jobs, a new report shows.
Making less than $61.5K with a family of four? Inslee wants to guarantee college money for your kids
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Jan 16, 7:54 AM: Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a change to the state's most important financial-aid program for college students, changing the program's name and guaranteeing every student who qualifies will receive funding.
New program lets East Aurora students take dual-credit classes at Waubonsee Community College
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Jan 16, 7:42 AM: The inaugural group of students are high school juniors and seniors, who have met or exceeded proficiency standards on PSAT or SAT exams and had flexibility in their second-semester schedules to attend classes at Waubonsee’s Sugar >
Minnesota’s persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?
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Jan 16, 7:32 AM: Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The >
Higher education moon shot remains stuck in lower orbit
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Jan 14, 8:48 AM: When President Barack Obama stood before a friendly and enthusiastic crowd at Macomb Community College near Detroit 10 years ago, the goals he set out were historic. Within a decade, he said on that day in 2009, community colleges >
Editorial: Good news in higher education: More colleges are reaching out to lower-income students
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Jan 14, 8:45 AM: Much work still must be done to bridge the economic chasm that keeps higher education out of reach for too many Americans. So let’s hope the report is right in concluding that the initiative “has galvanized members, surfaced and >
Effort to boost the number of MPS students who graduate from college sees mixed results
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Jan 11, 6:58 AM: A 2-year-old collaboration aimed at increasing the number of Milwaukee Public Schools students who graduate from college has made incremental progress on at least some of its goals, including increasing MPS' graduation rate and the >
EDITORIAL: Merge CPS and City Colleges? That’s a big idea worthy of respect
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Jan 10, 7:43 AM: Forget the practical hurdles, though. What’s most important to focus on here is Daley’s stated motive: Making sure that every Chicago kid, no matter his or her ward or ZIP code, has ready access to a college education. Money >
NJ Has Weak System of State Support for Black and Latino College Students- Report
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Jan 10, 6:21 AM: Higher education in New Jersey is failing its black and Latino students, according to a new report. And, if that inequity is not addressed soon, the state’s economy will suffer, the authors say.
Opinion: To protect California’s economy, invest in college success for Latinos
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Jan 9, 7:23 AM: If the Golden State hopes to have a golden economic future and be a shining beacon for the rest of the nation, it must eliminate the stark racial and ethnic disparities rampant in its educational institutions.
DeVos moves to boost college online learning while reducing regulatory oversight
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Jan 8, 8:38 AM: The U.S. Education Department issued proposals Monday that could extend federal student aid dollars to a wider variety of higher-education providers, a move that some say could spur innovation and others worry could attract >
Flipping the Economics of Paying for Education, Because They’re Upside Down
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Jan 8, 8:35 AM: The concept is deceptively simple: Instead of charging students tuition — which often requires them to take out thousands of dollars in loans — students go to school for free and are required to pay back a percentage of their >
Commentary: A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream
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Jan 7, 8:45 AM: For years, reformers have focused on the impact that pre-k can have on young people as they grow into adulthood. Now, cities and states are working quietly to revolutionize public education again. More than a century ago, America >
Opinion: Congress could make navigating the job market easier with this bill
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Jan 7, 8:43 AM: The College Transparency Act would require reporting information about college costs, graduation rates and post-college employment data in one place.

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