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The FAFSA Challenge

Even as policy experts work to make it easier to apply for federal aid, they need to avoid rhetoric that may scare students off, writes Justin Draeger.

New report encourages use of multiple measurements for student placement

Going beyond placement exams allows more community college students to take and pass gateway math and English courses, but some worry about students who need remediation.

Higher Education Leaders Propose New Policy Recommendations for Access, Affordability, Transparency, and Accountability

The Higher Education Committee of 50 (Forward50) propose innovative ideas for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and seek public comment by Friday, September 28th.

The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education

A growing number of states are working toward setting standards for college and career readiness. In many of those states, the argument is being made that because all students should leave high school ready for college or career, the high school diploma should be set to the new college and career standard, and no one should get a diploma in the future who does not meet that standard.

Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students

It's increasingly hard to work your way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning.

Five Students That Show Why Community Colleges Make The Grade

There’s so much research that points to the success of community college students and the quality of a community college education, but the real evidence can be seen in the stories of these five exceptional students.
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