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College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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Low-income students and those who are first in their families to enroll in higher education are particularly vulnerable. In 2016, the New York City Department of Education rolled out its own version of the model at high schools throughout the city. “I

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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In the decades following, the school became one of the city’s most prestigious educational and cultural institutions. “To I lost my job just like everyone else,” McKneely said, referring to the mass layoff of New Orleans teachers after Hurricane Katrina.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Renick is referring to 800 “marker courses.”

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At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

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billion a year, collectively, in foregone tuition, according to a review of 1,669 institutions by the Educational Policy Institute. Students who exhibit behaviors like these are referred to an inter-departmental support team. Sign up here for our higher-education newsletter.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. Eventually, I was able to find all but three of my 11 textbooks for my master’s degree in educational technology freely available on the library website, not to mention plenty of other materials (e.g., OER awareness (or lack thereof) stems from misunderstanding of how OERs work, and the complete ignorance of its very existence.