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The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

The New York Times

Eduardo Porter

27 January 2020

Portland, Maine, United States

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Universities situated in the right market have proven to jumpstart innovation and technological hubs across the country, from San Diego to Boston. Now, Portland, Maine is testing out the economic impact and growth of ...

Chalkbeat

Lori Higgins

16 January 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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At Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit, the support of the high school doesn't stop at graduation. Staff at the school follow up with alumni at their new campuses to make sure they are on track and connect them w...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Debbie Kelley

12 January 2020

Colorado, United States

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An inclusion program established by lawmakers in Colorado allows intellectually disabled students to attend several colleges throughout the state. Mentors and staff help guide students through their years in school.

Chalkbeat

Kalyn Belsha

8 January 2020

United States

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In addition to encouraging students to pursue higher education, charter school networks have started to follow up with alumni who end up dropping out of college, offering them alternative paths to a degree, such as on...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfafo

28 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Students with intellectual disabilities often have limited options when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education. Washington State University is the first college in the state to offer students the opportunity to...

Los Angeles Times

Nina Agrawal

27 December 2019

United States

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In the United States, community colleges are increasingly offering child care opportunities for student parents.

The Colorado Sun

Erica Breunlin

9 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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Over one-third of juniors and seniors enrolled in Colorado public high schools are also taking postsecondary education courses. The model is saving students time and financial costs and is helping to close the achieve...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

Washington Post

Susan Svrluga

4 December 2019

New York, United States

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Columbia University will provide full scholarships to 30 refugees or other displaced students to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies.

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

Felicia Mello

3 December 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Defying the national trend, California is increasing its higher education budget and testing innovative solutions such as food banks on campus and an online community college.

BBC

Holly Honderich

3 December 2019

Kentucky, United States

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Since 1892, Berea College in Kentucky has not charged students for tuition. The school avoids adding the "shiny amenities" that other schools may use as selling points and requires that students work a job on campus a...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

25 November 2019

Santiago, Chile

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Chile now offers college tuition-free and may have important insights and lessons for free college proposals in the United States.

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

19 November 2019

United States

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Food studies in Portuguese. History in German. To address declining enrollment in second-language courses and "combat the notion that language learning belongs only in language classes," more U.S. colleges are offerin...

The Atlantic

Alia Wong

13 November 2019

New York, United States

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As colleges struggle to remain financially sustainable, they are looking to alternative revenue sources. On some campuses, this increasingly means renting out their facilities for weddings.

EdSurge News

Rebecca Koenig

12 November 2019

Montana, United States

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Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...

NPR

Jeff Tyler

10 November 2019

Kentucky, United States

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Two colleges in Kentucky don't charge tuition and haven't for decades. Work study programs, endowments designed to reduce the cost of tuition, and private donations for campus buildings help to offset the costs of a c...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

8 November 2019

Illinois, United States

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A growing number of colleges are providing "first-gen" resources and networks for students who are the first in their families to attend college. Experts are debating what type of help is most effective.

The New York Times

Bill Pennington

7 November 2019

United States

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The rosters of sports teams at small liberal arts schools are often predominantly white and wealthy. Amherst College in Massachusetts has made a concerted effort to stop recruiting from the same "pay to play" pool and...

Next City

Rachel Chernasky

5 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leaders in Philadelphia are considering offering a $7,500 tax credit to college graduates who owe $35,000 or more. The city hopes that the program will help retain more talent and chip away at Pennsylvania's high leve...

EdSource

Larry Gordon

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5 November 2019

California, United States

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Val Verde Unified School District in California requires high school students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Though advocates have documented significant positive culture changes, researcher...

The Hechinger Report

Pete D'Amato

30 October 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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One way that colleges are able to offer increasing amounts of financial aid is by increasing the full cost for others that can afford to pay. However, studies have found that these strategies are not effectively bring...

The Hechinger Report

Sonya Christian

29 October 2019

California, United States

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Some of California's rural counties with large Latinx populations are turning to early college models to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Dual enrollment programs aim to help students earn ...

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

21 October 2019

Hyden, Kentucky, United States

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In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

16 October 2019

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...

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