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Tag: College Access: Page 2
Harper-Marinick Readily Shares ‘Gift’ of Providing Educational Opportunity
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick invested her entire career in Maricopa Community College District, working her way up through the ranks to her current position as chancellor.
October 10, 2017
Organizers Offer Chess as Gateway to College
The Cleveland Scholastic Open is distinct among chess tournaments in that organizers go to great lengths to secure scholarships for the winners.
October 9, 2017
Parents Need Charters, Change and Choice
While much progress has been made, the promise of equal access to quality education has not been fully fulfilled.
October 9, 2017
Merging of Savings Accounts Proposed for College Funding
Children’s savings accounts and college promise initiatives could be stronger if the two funding mechanisms for higher education were merged together, a professor argues.
October 4, 2017
Southern Cal Celebrates Quality of Its Freshman Class
About a month into the school year, the University of Southern California touts its freshman class as its brightest, most engaged and most diverse ever.
September 28, 2017
Idaho Initiative Helps Admit 20,000 Students to College
BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities. According to the board, this is the third year students with qualifying grades and test scores have automatically been admitted to Boise State University, University of Idaho, Idaho […]
September 25, 2017
Advocates: Support Vital for Students From Foster Care System
When it comes to accessing college, students who have experienced the foster care system have a steep hill to climb. Studies indicate that while the majority of foster youth say that they want to go to college few will ever attain a degree.
September 20, 2017
Helping the College Applicants Who Need It the Most
Where does a high school senior whose parents didn’t go to college turn to understand the application process? What resources are available to a student from a remote rural area if she wants to apply to college?
August 31, 2017
Lawsuit: Charlotte School of Law Defrauded Taxpayers Out of $285M
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A lawsuit is accusing the Charlotte School of Law of defrauding taxpayers out of $285 million by admitting unqualified students, then manipulating records to keep them enrolled so the school could collect their government-supported tuition. The Charlotte Observer reports the lawsuit was filed by former professor Barbara Bernier. The lawsuit says the […]
August 28, 2017
Mizzou Announces New Grants for Low-income Students
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri in Columbia next year will offer scholarships for low-income students to cover the full cost of their tuition. Spokeswoman Liz McCune said Thursday that the grants will be available in fall 2018 for Missouri residents who are Pell Grant eligible. The university will cover any gap between the […]
August 24, 2017
Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education?
California Bill AB 705 aims to reduce the burden of performing well on a standardized test as the singular opportunity for students to get into credit-bearing courses.
July 26, 2017
2 Ohio Schools Utilize Transfer Partnership to Help Students Step Up
This past fall, the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College welcomed the first cohort of six students to the UD Sinclair Academy, a new joint venture intended to bridge the distance between the two schools.
July 25, 2017
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