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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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