News

  • Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong font

    • The Washington Post
    • 05/10/2017

    Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.

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  • Demanding Results on Transfer

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/09/2017

    Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.

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  • The Most Polarized Freshman Class in Half a Century

    • The Atlantic
    • 05/04/2017

    College freshmen are more politically polarized today than they have been in the last 51 years, new survey results show.

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  • Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

    • CNN
    • 05/03/2017

    The report calls on colleges to enroll more low-income students so that they make up at least 20% of the student body. Most colleges already do this, but there are 346 that fall short.

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  • Black-white grad gap vexes Mich. universities

    • Detroit News
    • 05/01/2017

    Many colleges in Michigan and across the nation struggle to graduate black students. Among the public universities in Michigan that landed on the report’s worst list were Oakland University (25.1 percentage point completion gap) and Saginaw Valley State University (26.6).

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  • Graduation Rates and Race

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/26/2017

    On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do, a new report shows.

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  • Trump increases deportations of formerly protected DREAMers

    • USA Today
    • 04/20/2017

    The Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children and lost their protected status, which had allowed them to stay, federal data provided to USA TODAY shows.

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  • Refinancing pitches hit the mail for student debt

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 04/20/2017

    Refinancing student debt is an idea that's been building buzz for roughly five years. But lenders aren't chasing everyone's college loan debt. They're looking at paychecks and degrees — not for college dropouts and others struggling to make payments.

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  • Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    • The Washington Post
    • 04/18/2017

    Even as higher education experts applaud the concept of free tuition, they question finer points of New York’s plan and whether it’s a model that should be replicated elsewhere.

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  • How To Get Low-Income Students Into Selective Colleges

    • NPR
    • 04/14/2017

    New social science research looks at how to get more low-income students into college.

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