• About 1,100 students are making their debut as freshmen at the University of Maryland in the new spring term under an unusual arrangement that delayed their admission until space opened up at College Park. The spring freshmen,...

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  • On Thursday, the federal government announced the launch of a new online complaint system that will make it easier for veterans, members of the armed services, and their families to report problems with colleges that receive funds from v...

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  • The Obama administration today announced $150 million in ready-to-work grants to help the long-term unemployed find jobs. The grants will go to cities, community colleges, businesses, workforce boards and others that partner to help matc...

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  • For-Profit Wage Gap

    Posted on January 31 2014

    Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions tend to earn less over the next decade than do their peers who transfer to public or private colleges. Read more at Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/...

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  • Promising Portfolios

    Posted on January 31 2014

    Electronic portfolios may help academic officers plug gaps in their programs, advisers guide students to a degree, and graduates find employment, but at a daylong conference on the increasingly popular tool, presenters urged their audien...

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  • High School Follows You

    Posted on January 31 2014

    A new study suggests that efforts to recruit more disadvantaged students to college by seeking those at disadvantaged high schools may be hindered if there are not simultaneous efforts to improve the high schools or to offer those studen...

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  • In 2011-12, the 50 states and the District of Columbia spent a total of $6.8-billion on need-based grant aid for college students, according to the most recent report from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid...

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  • With state spending on public colleges recovering slowly and tuition rates still rising, a policy-advocacy group has proposed creating a competitive federal grant program to give states incentives to increase spending on and re...

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  • In a State of the Union address that centered on job growth and economic opportunity, President Obama called on Congress to increase spending on scientific research, create more manufacturing "hubs" on college campuses, an...

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  • A new watchdog group that was established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has subpoenaed 13 student-debt-relief companies as part of an investigation into what his office said were "potentially misleading advertising, improper f...

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