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Elsa Nunez

Blog Entries by Elsa Nunez

Improving Completion Rates of Minority Community College Students Tranferring to Four-Year Colleges

(5) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 11:31 AM

(This is the first of a three-part series on how to improve completion rates of minority community college students who transfer to a senior institution. This first entry will establish the need to improve completion rates, while the second and third parts of the series will discuss possible national, state...

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Closing the Achievement Gap

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 2:50 PM

If I had to choose one thing that I would change about higher education today, it would be the "Achievement Gap" -- the gap in academic progress that exists in the United States between middle class, largely suburban white students, and students from low-income families, largely urban students of color....

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Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 10:12 AM

Fall is here, and with it the flurry of activity that accompanies students who are completing and submitting their applications to college -- after which they will wait impatiently to receive the responses that will determine their future. It has been a traditional rite of passage for high school students...

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A College Education: Never More Important!

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 11:06 AM

At the last minute, just before a July 1, 2012, deadline when the interest rate for new federal student loans was scheduled to double, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that maintains current loan rates. For the next year at least, college students are assured that federal subsidized...

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What Are The Most Important Elements Of An Adult Higher Education Program?

(3) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 7:15 PM

The percentage of the U.S. population holding a college degree has not kept up with other nations in the past decade or so. In 2011, we were only 12th among nations in terms of college degree attainment by adults 25 and older. There is great concern about what this means...

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