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CSU Chancellor Calls For Increasing Graduation Rates To 60 Percent

LONG BEACH (AP) — The chancellor of the California State University on Tuesday set a new goal for students — increase graduation rates to 60 percent by 2025. 287 more words

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New federal high school graduation data: Georgia still trails nation

The National Center for Education Statistics released nationwide high school graduation rates this week. Georgia’s 2012-2013 graduation rate of 72 percent ties with Alaska’s and puts us in the bottom of the nation. 507 more words

A Comment on the President's SOTU

There was a new tone in the President’s brief comments about education in his State of the Union address. Of course, he promoted his proposal for 2 tuition-free years of community college and the need to help students from debt incurred when pursuing higher education. 228 more words

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Teacher: The Néw High School Equivalency Exam is a Travesty

An earlier post described what happened after Pearson bought the GED and aligned it with Common Core. Passing rates collapsed by as much as 90%. The GED is a high school graduation test for students who didn’t finish the traditional four year high school course. 394 more words

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What the Worst Colleges Have In Common (Forbes)

I’ve always felt you can get a decent education just about anywhere — community colleges, trade schools, the streets of Chicago.

But some colleges are better than others in getting you a degree and not leaving you high and dry in horrendous debt.

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Graduation Does Matter

It was great to read the story from the Associated Press about Montana’s high school graduation rate increasing to 85.4 percent.

According to Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, this is the highest it’s been since the state’s Office of Public Instruction (OPI) began calculating the rate in 2000. 198 more words

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Time limits make college financial aid expire (Examiner.com)

Many college-bound and their parents don’t realize there are time maximums on federal financial aidstudents are eligible to receive to earn their degree when they file their…

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