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Politics and Policy
2018 November 6 - 12:00 am

For-Profits Grow More Concerned about State Oversight

But it wasn’t the Education Department that shut down the Charlotte School of Law this past fall. It was North Carolina’s attorney general. And when the department sought to limit the number of the law school’s students eligible to have their loans forgiven, the attorney general intervened again.
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2018 May 24 - 12:00 am

States Seek Out Near-Grads To Reach Education Targets

Archer never intended to pick up an associate degree. Those summer courses at the community college were prerequisites for the bachelor’s degree she’s on her way to getting to become a dietician. But when the meter on the credits she’d collected clicked to 60 — enough for an associate.
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2017 May 26 - 12:00 am

Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid

Most low-income students end up at community colleges and regional public universities with low graduation rates. But some 86,000 annually score on standardized admission tests as well as or better than the students who enroll at the most selective universities and colleges, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says.

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate mor... Full Story

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League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

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