Yearly Archives: 2018

Student Debt Gets the Game-Show Treatment. Who Wins?

The program bills itself as a solution to the student-loan crisis, but experts fear it’s got the wrong answers.

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Why 20-Somethings Make Terrific College Counselors for Low-Income Students

You might not expect it, but young advisers connect well with parents, says Nicole Hurd, founder of the College Advising Corps. That can make a big difference when delicate financial matters come up.

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Why 20-Somethings Make Terrific College Counselors for Low-Income Students

You might not expect it, but young advisers connect well with parents, says Nicole Hurd, founder of the College Advising Corps. That can make a big difference when delicate financial matters come up.

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Fresh Ideas to Help Adult Learners Succeed

“Twenty-seven is the new 18.” So said panelists at a conference session I helped facilitate last week about adult learners. Here’s what I took away from the discussion.

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Rich Kids Land Internships ‘Through Osmosis.’ Vulnerable Students Need More Help Planning a Career.

At the fifth annual Beating the Odds Summit, a meeting for minority and first-generation college students held by Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher organization, career planning took center stage. Read why in our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.
 

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Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA

Young America’s Foundation warned that “the long-term damage TPUSA could inflict on conservative students and the Conservative Movement can no longer be ignored.”

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Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

A state-by-state analysis by the Education Trust finds not a lot to brag about in how black and Latino adults have fared in comparison to their white peers.

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A Hidden Strength of Minority-Serving Colleges: Meeting Students Where They Are

The institutions catapult students up the economic ladder better than do their predominantly white peers, according to a new study by the American Council on Education.

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5 Interesting Things About Walmart’s New (Nearly) Free College Benefit

For one, the effort will be independently evaluated by the Lumina Foundation, which says it expects to release some useful research from the study.

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Georgia State U. Made Its Graduation Rate Jump. How?

A student-success expert shares seven principles that underlie the university’s high-tech, high-touch approach.

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