Mississippi students have long lagged behind their peers across the nation. State legislators are debating if school choice including for-profits and vouchers will close the gap. (Photo by Annie Gilbertson)
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Seven out of 10 high school graduates choose college, observes Smart Shoppers, a report by College Summit and Bellwether Education Partners. Despite warnings of a degree glut, the college wage premium continues to rise. College-educated workers earned 80 percent more than high school-only workers in 2012. Schools must do a better job identifying students — especially […]
Last month, Terrence Roberts became the fifth student from the same high school in New Orleans to be killed by gunfire in a six-month stretch. Just one murder in a school can dramatically alter its community, identity and academic trajectory, but what does school become after a sordid span of five murders? What lessons should […]
In Sooner, Simpler, Smarter, the National College Access Network calls for simplifying federal financial aid, reports Clare McCann, a New America Foundation policy analyst, on Ed Central. Ideas include notifying families with young children about college aid eligibility and using tax returns, instead of FAFSA, to calculate Pell Grant eligibility. “There is near unanimity on the fact that […]