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Report: CT Degree Attainment Improving Among Minority Students

Report: CT Degree Attainment Improving Among Minority Students

June 21, 2018

Connecticut's efforts to boost higher education degree attainment rates among African-American and Latino students has slightly bridged the achievement gap, state officials said.
Connecticut's efforts to boost higher education degree attainment rates among African-American and Latino students has slightly bridged the achievement gap, state officials said.

June 21, 2018

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The Washington Post

Judge Rejects DeVos' Interpretation of Order About Corinthian Student Debt Relief

Judge Rejects DeVos' Interpretation of Order About Corinthian Stude...

June 21, 2018

Tens of thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal judge said late Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education must stop all attempts to collect on their federal student loans.
Tens of thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal judge said late Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education must stop all attempts to collect on their federal student loans.

June 21, 2018

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Center for American Progress

Beyond Tuition

Beyond Tuition

June 21, 2018

Unfortunately, today, President Johnson’s promise is broken. Nationally, less than half of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 have at least an associate degree, and only 35 percent of black and 28 percent of Latino Americans have achieved this milestone. A low-income student is four times less likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their wealthier peers. Similarly, students with disabilities earn bachelor’s degrees at less than half the rate of adults without disabilities.
Unfortunately, today, President Johnson’s promise is broken. Nationally, less than half of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 have at least an associate degree, and only 35 percent of black and 28 percent of Latino Americans have achieved this milestone. A low-income student is four times less likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their wealthier peers. Similarly, students with disabilities earn bachelor’s degrees at less than half the rate of adults without disabilities.

June 21, 2018

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The Washington Post

Americans Are Drowning in Student-Loan Debt. The U.S. Should Forgive All of It. - Column

Americans Are Drowning in Student-Loan Debt. The U.S. Should Forgiv...

June 21, 2018

Katrina vanden Heuvel writes: Politicians in both parties say getting a higher education is not only the ticket to the middle class but also that it is vital to America’s future prosperity. Yet they’ve created a system that prices college out of reach and forces children to take on growing levels of debt to pay the fare. That debt too often becomes a millstone on the young people it was intended to assist.
Katrina vanden Heuvel writes: Politicians in both parties say getting a higher education is not only the ticket to the middle class but also that it is vital to America’s future prosperity. Yet they’ve created a system that prices college out of reach and forces children to take on growing levels of debt to pay the fare. That debt too often becomes a millstone on the young people it was intended to assist.

June 21, 2018

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Politico

DeVos Urged to Probe Chinese Spying at U.S. Universities

DeVos Urged to Probe Chinese Spying at U.S. Universities

June 21, 2018

Dozens of lawmakers are urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to launch an investigation into possible attempts by Chinese organizations to steal research and technology from U.S. universities.
Dozens of lawmakers are urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to launch an investigation into possible attempts by Chinese organizations to steal research and technology from U.S. universities.

June 21, 2018

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