News

  • A New Call to End Legacy Admissions

    • The Atlantic
    • 02/16/2018

    First-generation student groups are protesting affirmative-action practices that privilege the relatives of alumni—even though their own families could one day benefit.

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  • Who's Missing From America's Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

    • NPR
    • 02/15/2018

    When Dustin Gordon's high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up.

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  • College Debt, Without the Degree

    • The Atlantic
    • 02/13/2018

    Almost a third of Americans who take out loans to pay for their education don’t end up getting a diploma.

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  • Decline in Student Loan Borrowing

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/30/2018

    U.S. report shows undergraduate borrowing was down in 2015-16 from four years earlier, across nearly all types of institutions. Meanwhile, the proportion of students receiving grant funding rose.

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  • Online Courses are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help

    • New York Times
    • 01/24/2018

    A single teacher can reach thousands of students in an online course, opening up a world of knowledge to anyone with an internet connection. This limitless reach also offers substantial benefits for school districts that need to save money, by reducing the number of teachers.

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  • New Bid to Overhaul College Admissions

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/22/2018

    High schools are adopting new, sophisticated assessments. Educators see in these projects a way to change college admissions as well, yielding more diverse classes.

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  • 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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