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May 20, 2013
U. of Colorado at Boulder pioneered idea of giving some students an extra year, and now other universities are adopting the model.
May 17, 2013
Racial demographics of those earning bachelor's degrees in 2007-8 not reflective of overall student body, report finds.
May 16, 2013
New study stresses importance of talking about higher education well before it's time to start applying.
May 10, 2013
An all-time high of 69 percent of Hispanics graduating from high school in 2012this is Latinos, right? make this "of the Hispanic students graduating from high school in 2012..."? -sj enrolled in college that fall, according to analysis by the Pew Research Center. This is a greater proportion than that of white graduates from the same class, of whom 67 percent enrolled in college.
May 10, 2013
A new report from the American Association of University Women makes several recommendations for furthering women’s success in community colleges, a goal the report calls “too often overlooked.” Based on their research, authors Andresse St. Rose and Catherine Hill make two primary recommendations: “Support student parents” and “Increase the number of women in nontraditional fields, including STEM.”
May 10, 2013
Two new Harvard papers indicate outreach to low-income students in the summer before college can have a significant impact on whether they enroll.
May 9, 2013
An instructor at Barnard College has thrown out several quizzes and added a final exam in response to cheating allegations. In a statement via e-mail, Barnard's vice provost, Hilary Link, said that "the college takes all allegations of cheating seriously. In this particular situation, college procedure was followed in that the professor, in consultation with relevant committees and her department chair, discounted quizzes because of a serious concern that academic integrity may have been compromised.
May 6, 2013
With budget cuts leaving many of them with shortfalls, some community colleges are dedicating new attention to staying connected to their graduates.
May 3, 2013
A new position statement from the National Council of Teachers of English says machine scoring of essays is easily "gamed" and can't grasp the same elements people can.
May 2, 2013
The City University of New York has settled a discrimination complaint made by a pregnant student. The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) filed the complaint on behalf of Stephanie Stewart. According to the center, Stewart was told that she would not be able to make up tests or assignments missed as a result of her pregnancy; CUNY administrators suggested that Stewart should instead drop the class, since her due date was before the end of the semester.
February 15, 2013
Students petition Hillel to end its ban on co-sponsoring events with groups that advocate boycott of Israel.