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Institutional change is required to better serve first-generation students, report finds

More four-year colleges are working to help first-generation college students succeed. But a new report says real progress requires institutional shifts, not just adding new programs.

Growing number of colleges partner with Google to offer credit for its new IT certificate

Tech giant gets hands-on with its new online IT certificate, as a growing number of community colleges and Northeastern University create credit pathways with the curriculum.

Free-college proposals shift to fit state needs and emulate successful examples

Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.

New report grades states, public universities on black student enrollment, representation

New report from the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center grades public institutions across the country.

Selective universities want more high-achieving community college students to transfer

Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions, new research finds, a fact some of the nation's most selective universities want to change.

White House merger plan reignites debate on education, training

White House plan to merge two cabinet departments, likely a political nonstarter, renews debate over how best to rationalize government role in educating and training Americans.

More college students attending summer classes thanks to yearlong Pell Grants

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

Cynthia Nixon taps free college debates with plans to change Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship

Long-shot gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon takes aim at New York's free tuition program, calling for a lower income limit, less stringent credit requirements and a first-dollar program.

Calif. finalizes performance funding formula for its community colleges

The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.

Compton College comes back from losing accreditation

After becoming the first public college in California to lose accreditation, Compton College is preparing to stand on its own once again.

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