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January 20, 2012
Video Competition: Achieving the Dream
Are you a community college student who dreams big? Are you motivated by a program at your college? A person? A professor? Then the DREAM Big for College Video ...
January 18, 2012
Summer Jobs+: Inside a White House Launch
If you weren’t at the recent launch of this initiative to boost employment for low-income and disconnected youth, here’s the next best thing: Forum Vice ...
January 17, 2012
Quality Counts 2012: The Latest State-by-State Education Data
As an election year begins, the nation also approaches the third anniversary of the federal stimulus program and the aggressive wave of education reforms it spawned.
January 13, 2012
Webcast Video: Challenging Myths of Educating Low-Income Students
How can schools better support and inspire low-income students amid all the challenges schools face? It’s a central question in education today, and was ...
January 12, 2012
Audio: Why Is College So Expensive?
Many of the protesters occupying Wall Street and other places say they are upset about the rising price of going to college. Tuition and other costs have been going ...
January 6, 2012
My Own Path: A Young American's Journey (Audio)
Youth Radio's Sayre Quevedo couldn't afford four-year college, but he's building a future his own way.
January 6, 2012
Video: How do Republican Candidates Plan to Ease Student Debt?
The UK is paying attention to the 2012 election--specifically, on the cost of education. In this primary election video series,
December 23, 2011
Cutting Pell Grants Is Unnecessary and Unwise
In this Off-the-Charts blog entry, CBPP's Kelsey Merrick says to expand equality of opportunity and to improve the productivity of our workforce, the nation ...
December 21, 2011
Black Male Achievement: It’s More Than Just Good Grades
Open Society Foundation reflects on highlights in black male achievement.
December 21, 2011
Pell Grant Compromise Maintains Maximum Award, But Cuts 100K Previous Recipients
Congress has reportedly agreed on a compromise federal budget for the coming fiscal year that would preserve the current maximum Pell Grant award—but, it also ...
December 21, 2011
College Students May Hold the Key to Redesigning Education
Can college students develop solutions to end the high school dropout crisisand close the achievement gap? That's the hope of rEDesign Education, a new grassroots ...
December 16, 2011
More Students With Disabilities Heading to College
For a growing number of students with intellectual disabilities, college is becoming a bridge between special education and work.
December 13, 2011
A Grim Outlook for a Young Generation
Ask anyone under 25 today what it’s like to be young in America and you'll likely hear the same answer: it’s tough. Now there are data to back up the ...
December 9, 2011
Making Life Harder for Community College Students
Among student activism against rising levels of student debt, the story of millions of community college students who fund their education without debt has received ...
December 8, 2011
Success Stories: Programs Seeing Change For Student Degree Completion
Today, real solutions are hard at work breaking down the barriers that impact students’ ability to complete their degree or credential. These programs, ...
December 6, 2011
For Mill Town's Youth, 'It Can't Get Any Worse'
(Audio) Coming after Gen X and Gen Y, the next generation of young people have been called "Gen Wrong Place, Wrong Time." With unemployment and college ...
December 5, 2011
Audio: Breaking the Barriers: Helping Black Males Achieve Academic Success
Although graduation rates for African American boys in Baltimore City have increased dramatically in the last few years, our work is not done. Educators, ...
November 29, 2011
We Celebrated the Future Hovas and Zuckerbergs @ The White House
In honor of National Entrepreneur Month, the White House held an event for young business minds. MTVact was there, and reflect on some of the great advice they ...
November 28, 2011
Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming
This fall, Stanford decided to experiment by offering its three most popular computer science classes to the public—for free. Within weeks, 200,000 people from ...
November 22, 2011
Including More Student Voices in Higher Education Policymaking
Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students. The Wall Street protesters are bringing a lot of attention to the burden student loan debt ...
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