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Higher education officials in Tennessee are trying to determine why the state’s high school graduates are passing on college, and how to change their minds.
EAB survey finds that they are more important in the admissions process than in the past, especially for white and Asian students. Being test optional matters the most for Black and Hispanic students.
The California Assembly unanimously passed new legislation on Wednesday to advance reforms to remedial education in the California Community Colleges system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.
Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.
The number of Hispanic-serving institutions in the United States decreased during the 2020–21 academic year, from 569 to 559, the first drop in two decades, according to an annual analysis by Excelencia in Education, an organization focused on Latino student success.
Workforce Talent Educators Association wants to recognize, and conceivably accredit, institutions for how successfully they prepare students for work.
Some four-year colleges place too much emphasis on mathematics in admissions, specifically whether students have done well in calculus, limiting access as a result, said a report by Just Equations and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
For many young people, school is anything but a warm, supportive, nurturing environment. Rather, it’s a highly stratified place characterized by intense competition, arbitrary authority, and boredom. It doesn't have to be this way, writes David Labaree, Stanford’s eminent sociolologist of higher education.