High schools

No Pain, No Gain

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Educators consider how to make high schools more rigorous so low-income students can qualify for new federal grants for college.

The Hot Choice, Post-College

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Teach For America sees record number of applicants, and is becoming more competitive than many top law schools.

What Really Counts in Getting In

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Study finds surprising correlations between certain extracurricular activities and college admissions -- and Bourdieu may have provided explanations.

Admissions Revolution

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Lloyd Thacker's reform movement -- previously viewed as too idealistic -- gains support from presidents and foundations. It just might have legs.

Arts Education, Street Style

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For one DePaul professor, art is outside the box, and outside the classroom.

A Different Diversity Debate

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U.S. civil rights panel takes up K-12 cases, which many say will have reverberations throughout higher education.

Hispanic Students Lose a Potential Leg Up

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Groups that help Latino youth prepare for college shut out of Education Department competition for grant funds. 

Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed

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New research examines women in the professoriate and the impact of athletics on academic performance.

Scaring Seniors Straight

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By revoking admission of applicants who goof off late in high school, U. of Washington hopes to do small part to fight "senioritis."

Affirmative Action for White C+ Guys

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Towson University, facing a gender gap, starts admissions program for those with high SAT scores and lower grades.


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