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By PBS NewsHour
The same big data techniques that are transforming other industries are seeping into the college and university admissions process to help predict whether students will succeed and graduate.
By Emmanuel Felton, The Hechinger Report
Online course management tools, which track students’ work and grades for a class, can also change their behavior and improve performance.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
Few colleges have signed onto the national college completion agenda with as much vigor as Sinclair Community College. And while national graduation rates have seen only a slow inching up, Sinclair has managed a big jump.
By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
California once showed the world how a state could guarantee a college education for nearly every resident, but then it failed to provide the long-term funding to do it.
At many colleges and universities, merit-based scholarships are meant to attract the best and the brightest students. But opponents say they can inadvertently end up rewarding the richest applicants. That’s why some schools have started giving out need-based aid only.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
In America, many scholarships are given out based on merit, handed out to students who have good grades and high test scores. While this plan is meant to attract the best and the brightest, it can also mean that money…
When classes start at Tennessee’s community colleges next week, the path to a degree or certificate will have a new starting point. More than 70 percent of the state’s students starting a two-year degree program have test scores showing they…
By Meredith Kolodner
Mercedez Vargas really wanted to get her high school diploma, but she struggled to get passing grades at a last-chance night school in the Bronx just as she had in the daytime at Marie Curie High School. A college degree?…
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