News

  • U.S. government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection

    • The Washington Post
    • 01/16/2018

    The federal government, citing a recent court order, said Saturday that it will resume renewing grants of deferred action under the DACA, or “dreamers,” program, which has protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.

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  • Are Colleges Pushing Students to Do Too Much in High School?

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/16/2018

    Demands over number of college-level courses are distorting students' precollege experience and creating needless stress, says essay capturing support among counselors.

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  • DACA injunction: What a federal judge’s ruling means for ‘dreamers’

    • The Washington Post
    • 01/10/2018

    A federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration’s plans to phase out protections for undocumented “dreamers” brought sharp backlash Wednesday from the White House, which called the injunction “outrageous.”

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  • Department of Justice Probes Admissions Ethics Code

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/10/2018

    The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into whether the ethics code of the National Association for College Admission Counseling violates federal antitrust law.

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  • Go Blue Guarantee free tuition goes into effect in new year

    • The Michigan Daily
    • 01/08/2018

    Starting this winter semester, the Go Blue Guarantee will begin to cover full tuition for in-state University students whose families make $65,000 a year or less. The commitment will automatically cover current qualifying students, as well as future students who apply and are admitted.

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  • Trump takes hard line on ‘dreamers,’ but remains interested in a deal

    • The Washington Post
    • 01/04/2018

    President Trump escalated tensions with Democratic leaders Tuesday over the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers,” claiming the lawmakers are “doing nothing” to protect them from deportation as a key deadline nears, even though last year he ended the Obama-era program that...

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  • 9 Charts That Show What Education in America Is Like in 2017

    • The Atlantic
    • 01/04/2018

    Compelling visuals on the key issues of the past year

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  • 'Dreamers' will have to wait until next year for Congress' long-promised protections

    • Los Angeles Times
    • 12/22/2017

    A promised year-end deal to protect the young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation collapsed Wednesday as Republicans in Congress — fresh off passage of their tax plan — prepared to punt nearly all remaining must-do agenda items into the new year.

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  • Enrollment Slide Continues, at Slower Rate

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 12/20/2017

    College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

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  • College Completion Rates Are Still Disappointing

    • Forbes
    • 12/19/2017

    Just under half (45%) of students obtain a degree or certificate at the first institution they attend within six years of starting college. Another 12% transfer and complete at a different institution, for a total completion rate of 57%. Six years after first enrolling, 12% of students have not...

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