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September 19, 2019
Proponents say universal free tuition plans like New Mexico's are the best way to boost college enrollment, but critics say it would help the least needy and do little to improve program quality.
September 18, 2019
Community colleges in California are offering more transfer-level math and English courses, along with support for those classes, in response to a state bill aimed at reducing the number of students funneled into remedial courses, a new report finds.
September 16, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Friday in Washington hosted a panel discussion and preview of a new PBS documentary series that follows incarcerated people who are pursuing college degrees. The four-part series, “College Behind Bars,” was executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Lynn Novick. It will air Nov. 25 and 26. It follows a dozen incarcerated men and women over four years as they participate in the Bard Prison Initiative, considered one of the most rigorous prison education programs in the country.
September 13, 2019
A majority of college students in California believe that college costs and balancing school with work inhibit their ability to succeed, according to initial survey findings released Thursday by the California Student Aid Commission.
September 13, 2019
New research from ACT's Center for Equity in Learning and Hispanic media company Univision Communications Inc. has produced three recommendations for increasing college readiness among Hispanic students. Hispanic students make up about 18 percent of the college student population, and they tend to meet ACT College Readiness Benchmarks at lower rates than non-Hispanic white students, according to a news release.
September 13, 2019
More colleges should provide information about additional federal student aid that is available to student parents, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which was released by Senator Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat and ranking member of the Senate's education committee, and Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat.
September 12, 2019
Most public flagship universities are failing to meet the financial needs of low- and middle-income students, a report finds, and are overly subsidizing wealthier students.
September 12, 2019
A lawsuit against the Miami Dade College Board of Trustees alleging a violation of due process in its decision to begin a new presidential search has been dropped. In an email to the board on Wednesday, United Faculty of Miami Dade College said it wants to move forward in the hopes that the board will honor its request for a "legitimate search process."
September 11, 2019
New research analyzing more than 1,000 student support initiatives at 55 institutions found that 40 percent of those services demonstrated no impact on student persistence. The report, published Tuesday by Civitas Learning, found that, over all, adviser meetings, Greek life, supplemental instruction, scholarship and tutoring are the most effective services to increase persistence.
September 11, 2019
Latino students are underrepresented in college enrollment and degree attainment at public institutions in most states, according to a report released Wednesday by the Education Trust. The report, "Broken Mirrors II: Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities," analyzed public institutions in 44 states with at least 15,000 Latino adults who are residents.

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