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March 21, 2007

The proportion of part-time students enrolled in California's public universities is declining -- at a time that enrolling part-time is an important option for non-traditional students, warns a report presented to the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

March 21, 2007

On summit's eve, many say panel has stimulated activity, but urge Education Dept. to focus on "national," not "federal," solutions.

March 21, 2007

Colleges have long relied on their students to serve as campus tour guides -- not only showing people around, but recruiting the next cohort of students. A new program at the University of Virginia adopts the same model: New graduates are being sent into low-income high schools across the state to work for a year helping talented students apply for college. The recent graduates explain to students why they should consider college -- and show them how to apply to the best possible college and how to seek aid.

March 21, 2007

Class action charges Education Department is systematically adding interest to those in income-contingent program.

March 21, 2007

The complexity of the federal financial aid process is among the more obvious, and ostensibly, fixable reasons  cited to explain why low-income students are far less likely to attend college than their peers. So far, despite efforts on multiple fronts, the system has proven to be somewhat intractable.

March 21, 2007

With Democratic leadership in place, House lawmakers suggest agency that funds humanities grants could see a boost in '08.

March 20, 2007

Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, said in an interview Monday that use of U.S. News & World Report rankings as part of his incentive bonus plan would be limited and would not involve the overall rankings, but just three categories collected by the magazine. Crow said it had been "a mistake" for his revised contract to refer only to improving the university's standing.


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