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Tag: College Access
Recruitment & Retention
In the Wake of Disaster, the 2020 Election
I sit here today writing from the pit of my stomach. I have a dirty little secret. I have only shared this secret with my mother who expressed deep disappointment in me. However, I choose to share this now because it is important. I did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Please let me explain.
November 5, 2020
Houston Program Aims to Help Boys of Color Attain Higher Education
The Houston Independent School District’s Miles Ahead Scholars Program aims to increase the number of Black males pursuing higher education through support and mentorship.
January 12, 2020
IHEP Study, Top 100 Rankings Highlight Student Diversity Record of Flagship Institutions
Minority students are achieving academic success, but all too often not at the public flagship institutions entrusted with serving them.
January 6, 2020
Dr. James L. Moore III to Receive APLU Distinguished Service Award
Dr. James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), was named the recipient of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) 2019 Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Distinguished Service Award. Moore also serves as the EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education […]
October 23, 2019
Recruitment & Retention
Nonprofit Aims to Support Latino Students Up Through First Career Job Offer
Attaining a higher education in the U.S. can be very challenging, especially for those who face socioeconomic and language barriers. Latino U College Access (LUCA), a nonprofit organization is working to increase college enrollment and completion among first-generation Latino youth.
October 3, 2019
Improvements to FAFSA Eagerly Anticipated
Speaking at the National College Access Network (NCAN) conference earlier this week. Mark A. Brown, COO of Federal Student Aid (FSA), talked about the importance of making college accessible.
September 19, 2019
Bipartisan Panel Tackles Government’s Role in Higher Education Accountability
In a time of polarization when it may seem that Democrats and Republicans seldom agree, a bipartisan panel came together Monday at the American Enterprise Institute to talk about a shared conclusion: Taxpayers and students should be armed with more information to measure the success of America’s higher learning institutions.
July 16, 2019
NACAC Launches ‘College Admissions Decoded’ Podcast
A new podcast series from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) aims to help students, their families and education professionals better understand the college admissions process. Titled “College Admissions Decoded,” NACAC’s series sheds light on the admissions process and its challenges, and will explore the ways in which “college admission in the U.S. […]
June 18, 2019
Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day
Each year, College Signing Day on May 1st marks the start of thousands of Americans’ higher education journey. It is also the five year anniversary of Reach Higher, the initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama to inspire every student to “take charge of their future” by furthering their education past high school.
April 30, 2019
West Virginia State University Joins Collaborative Effort to Improve Student Success
West Virginia State University (WVSU) has joined the national effort created by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) called Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, where 130 public higher education institutions will collaborate to expand college access, award more degrees to students and decrease the achievement gap by 2025. The effort is the […]
December 17, 2018
Boston Foundation Report Urges College-Prep Program Collaboration
Students in the city of Boston have greater access than ever to programs that assist with getting into and persisting in college, but the impact could be far greater if these programs increased their collaboration, according to a report by the Boston Foundation and the Success Boston College Completion Initiative.
May 21, 2018
Higher Ed Policy Forum Encourages Action on Access, Affordability, Accountability
WASHINGTON — The Education Commission of the States’ Higher Education Policy Forum brought together education stakeholders for conversations about how federal and state governments and education leaders can work together on higher-ed policy recommendations, including how to align K-12, post-secondary and workforce systems.
April 26, 2018
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