Graduation rates

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

Great(er) Expectations

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New report shows increases in number of states aligning high school and college curriculums and raising standards.

NCAA's Evolving Academic Picture

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The evidence is mounting. In year three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's new system for measuring and reporting athletes' and teams' academic performance, through what it calls the Academic Progress Rate, the association is getting a good sense of which teams are safe from penalties and which are digging themselves into trouble.

Challenging the Measures of Success

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Could Cal State-Long Beach be educating students better than Princeton? It depends on what you think of graduation rates.

2 Kinds of Part-Time Students

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New analysis suggests that a significant subset of them are quite similar to full-time students.

The Benefits of Dual Enrollment

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Study finds that positive impact of taking college courses in high school extends to a variety of students, including those pursuing technical education.

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

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Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

Targeting Time Toward Degree

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CUNY aims to get community college students to graduate in three years or less -- well under the national average.

Football Bowl Games: View From the Sidelines

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Who needs point spreads and passing statistics? The key information at this time of year: financial payouts for the teams and the graduation rates of the players.

Employment and the Undergraduate Degree

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Education Department study shows college grads with "career oriented" majors more likely to be settled in the work force than their counterparts are.

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