Indianapolis’ new idea to get kids through college: Stop small stumbles from becoming big barriers

By Stephanie Wang ~ Chalkbeat ~ To reach the city of Indianapolis’ lofty goal of giving every resident access to college, it’s going to take more than money. It’s going to take a lot of nudging. Educators know that many students are capable of college coursework and could qualify for financial aid — but too many of them are failing at the logistics of getting into college and sticking with…

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Considering Race in College Admissions – 3 Questions Answered

By Stella M Flores, New York University On July 3, the Trump administration announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. The memos aren’t law, but rather Obama-era guidance – issued jointly by the departments of Education and Justice – stating that the federal government recognizes “the compelling interest that postsecondary institutions have in obtaining the benefits that…

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