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Why Is Florida Ending Remedial Education for College Students?

Starting this fall, academically underprepared students at Florida's public universities no longer have to take classes designed to help them catch up.

Racial Power Imbalances in Ferguson Start Early

Black kids in Ferguson are underrepresented in gifted-and-talented classes but overrepresented among those suspended or arrested at school. 

Education Department Launches Review of the University of Phoenix

While the analysis of the nation's largest student financial aid recipient is standard practice, it comes at a time of increased scrutiny for the for-profit college sector.

Why We Should Bring Back Summer Pell Grants

Although a full Pell award more than covers two semesters at community colleges, students in accelerated programs often need to take out loans. 

Meet the 22-Year-Old Who Is Closing the Summer Achievement Gap

Karim Abouelnaga, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, explains how he became obsessed with the knowledge kids lose during long vacations.

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.

One Good Idea: A College Savings Account for Every Child

A study finds that students who had saved between $1 and $500 were four times more likely to graduate than students with no savings at all.

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Why Is Florida Ending Remedial Education for College Students?

Starting this fall, academically underprepared students at Florida's public universities no longer have to take classes designed to help them catch up.

Racial Power Imbalances in Ferguson Start Early

Black kids in Ferguson are underrepresented in gifted-and-talented classes but overrepresented among those suspended or arrested at school. 

Education Department Launches Review of the University of Phoenix

While the analysis of the nation's largest student financial aid recipient is standard practice, it comes at a time of increased scrutiny for the for-profit college sector.

Why We Should Bring Back Summer Pell Grants

Although a full Pell award more than covers two semesters at community colleges, students in accelerated programs often need to take out loans. 

Meet the 22-Year-Old Who Is Closing the Summer Achievement Gap

Karim Abouelnaga, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, explains how he became obsessed with the knowledge kids lose during long vacations.

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.

One Good Idea: A College Savings Account for Every Child

A study finds that students who had saved between $1 and $500 were four times more likely to graduate than students with no savings at all.

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