“They realize this may be their one shot, and they’ve worked too hard and come too far to give up.”…
Chicago has a new plan to make sure kids pursue a college degree or have another viable career path after high school. By 2020, in order to get a diploma from Chicago public schools, a student will have to prove…
By Hari Sreenivasan
A new initiative by the University of California system uses first-generation faculty to guide first-generation students, with the goal of decreasing dropout rates. As part of our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan visits UCLA to see how the program is…
By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Between 2000 and 2015, the college-going rate among Hispanic high school graduates more than doubled, to 3 million. But the proportion of Hispanics earning degrees still lags behind the proportion of whites.
By Karen Stout, Inside Higher Ed
As colleges embrace strategies to bolster degree completion, this former community college president warns against creating a situation where part-time students become even more likely to drop out.
Millions of college students don't necessarily fit the traditional mold. What financial, social and academic resources do they need to succeed? The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 12 p.m. EDT on May 10.
Xavier University, a small, historically black college in New Orleans, manages to graduate more African Americans who go on to become medical doctors than any other undergraduate institution in the country -- a fact that's even more striking given a…
By Ashley A. Smith, Insider Higher Ed
If community colleges are going to close achievement gaps, they need to better accommodate part-time students, this report says.
By Hari Sreenivasan
For many students at LaGuardia Community College in New York, making it from the first day of school to graduation is a struggle. And they’re not alone. Part of this national problem? We don't have a good idea of who's…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
A national shortage of vocational instructors has hit remote colleges that are often responsible for keeping their towns afloat.
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