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AWOL on Civil Rights?

Black college leaders charge Education Department is ignoring the way duplicative programs, which hurt their institutions, are being set up.

Demographic Boom and Bust

The national growth in high school graduates ends now, a new report says. Some regions should brace for declines -- even as others prepare for continued expansion.

Enrollment Managers Struggle With Image

Perception that they focus only on hitting numbers and increasing test scores nettles them. But they also admit many colleges operate that way -- and find it hard to fight pressures from on high.

Affirmative Action Challenged Anew

Lawsuit against U. of Texas raises novel question: If a university has diversity success with a "percent plan," does that preclude doing more?

New Salvo in Fight on Immigrants

North Carolina attorney general's office says that without a state law saying that undocumented students can attend community college, it's safer not to let them in at all.

How States Make Use (or Not) of Community Colleges

New analysis shows significant gaps in percentages of enrollments at 2-year institutions, as well as in growth rates and tuition policies.

Is There a Crisis in Education of Males?

Women's group issues report arguing that class and race are more powerful than gender in trends facing boys, but others question the analysis.

Dual Degree for a Different High School Population

Could programs that have been seen as ways to help most talented students also be a way to help those who might otherwise skip college?

Is Retention Improvement Within Colleges' Reach?

Low graduation rates. High transfer rates. Students who never graduate. Gaps -- sometimes embarrassingly large -- between minority and white students’ retention rates. Are retention problems just too difficult to solve?

How 2 Scandals Might Have Been Prevented

Furor at West Virginia U. over inappropriately awarded degree, and possibility of such a situation at VCU, may point to what happens if registrars don’t have clout.

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