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  • Step Away from College Admission Mania for Better Results

    • Forbes
    • 02/21/2018

    We in the college admission biz often talk about the "frenzy" that surrounds it: the competition, the gaming of the system, the struggle to take every possible AP class or the intensity of some parents' efforts to ensure their offsprings' entry into Valhalla. Although the insanity has been...

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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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  • 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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  • Moody's warns that lackluster state support will strain public university budgets

    • Washington Post
    • 01/31/2018

    Paltry state investment in higher education could strain the budgets of public colleges and universities this year, with small schools bearing the brunt, Moody’s Investors Service said Monday.

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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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  • Questions About Student Aid Debit Card

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/25/2018

    Education Department releases details on new prepaid card for some federal student loan recipients. But consumer advocates question the pilot program over student data and restrictions on spending.

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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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