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A ‘promising’ way to help low-income students to and through college

Despite the government’s huge investment in the program, the college-going rates of low-income students continue to lag far below those of t


Goodbye, SAT: How online courses will change college admissions

The availability of real, free college courses means universities won’t have to rely on such flawed proxies in the future. Instead they’ll b


David Brooks Is Mistaking Poverty's Symptoms For Its Causes

Brooks worries that, for the poor, "there are no basic codes and rules woven into daily life, which people can absorb unconsciously and foll


How A New Teach For America Study Validates Supporters...And Naysayers

With a few minor tweaks, that’s still pretty much TFA’s theory of action, but it turns out there’s plenty controversial about it. Its projec


Fulfill George Washington's last wish -- a national university

The federal government's higher education approval powers are long-established. Now it just needs to use them on behalf of students, instead


The Right FAFSA Reform

Reducing the number of FAFSA questions gets at a very specific problem -- the annual burden associated with completing the form. Doing so wo


Don't Be Fooled: Red Tape Isn't To Blame For Runaway College Costs

That’s not to say that all federal higher education regulations are good. There certainly are some duds. For example, colleges have to repor


How to Get a Degree Without Ever Paying for Textbooks

That means textbook prices aren’t just driving up student costs—they are also negatively impacting student outcomes and overall time for deg


A student loan blind spot

Wealthy graduate students, not undergraduates, will reap a larger share of the loan-forgiveness benefits under this program because they can


D.C. Thinks State Control Over Education Is A Given. Here's Why That's Wrong

Last week, the Department of Education announced that the American high school graduation rate hit a new record high of 81 percent in 2012-2


Obama's Response To Child Poverty Isn't Just Feeble—It's Inefficient, Too

Child allowances support young parents of young children by increasing incomes at the most developmentally-critical moment for those kids' s


Union to Teachers: Say ‘Right ZIP Code,’ Not ‘Rich’

So as the 2016 noise ramps up this year, expect the NEA and its ideological fellow travelers to burn more bridges than they build. Will it w