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  • Record Numbers Take Advanced Placement Courses

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/21/2018

    The College Board reported today that a record 1.17 million students in the high school Class of 2017 took at least one Advanced Placement course. That's up from 1.14 million in one year and far more dramatically over a decade. Of the Class of 2007, 23.9 percent took at least one AP course, but...

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  • I Know How You Felt This Semester

    • Insider Higher Ed
    • 02/20/2018

    New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns.

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  • The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

    • The Atlantic
    • 12/07/2017

    Students don't seem to be getting much out of higher education.

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  • Cost-Conscious Families Choosing In-State Colleges

    • U.S. News & World Report
    • 07/31/2017

    More students are choosing to attend public in-state schools, one study found.

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  • The Telltale Data That Can Identify College Students at Risk

    • The New York Times
    • 06/07/2017

    The group uses data to predict where students may go wrong so they can receive extra help in those areas. The universities experimented with a variety of programs, like creating peer groups of students who would otherwise get lost, or helping them make good class choices and get remedial help....

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  • Trump Budget Would Slash Student Aid and Research

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/24/2017

    White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

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  • Five myths about college admissions

    • The Washington Post
    • 03/30/2017

    The endeavor is shrouded in misconceptions.

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  • College graduation gap in Mich. a story of OK, bad, and just plain terrible

    • Michigan Radio
    • 03/07/2017

    A new report from advocacy group The Education Trust shows a large gap in six-year university graduation rates between African-American students and white students. The report says only about four in 10, or 41% of black students who start college as first-time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor’s...

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  • Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/21/2017

    At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

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  • The DeVos Agenda

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/08/2017

    After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation, and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

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