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Today’s GI Bill Benefitting Society

TMCnet.com, September 23, 2014 The Post-9/11 GI Bill is fulfilling its promise. As of June 2014, it had paid out $41 billion in education benefits to 1.2 million beneficiaries. It’s no stretch to say the original GI Bill (the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944)… Read More >…

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Doug Falk, CIO, National Student Clearinghouse, Named Chairman of the Board, P20W Education Standards Council

HERNDON, VA, SEPT. 18, 2014 – Doug Falk, CIO of the National Student Clearinghouse®, was recently named Chairman of the Board for P20W Education Standards Council (PESC). Established in 1997 and located in Washington, D.C., PESC is a nonprofit enabling cost-effective connectivity between education data systems. The Clearinghouse provides educational reporting, verification and research services…

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Helping Rural Teens Gain Skills for a Better Future

Agriculture.com, September 17, 2014 Today, there’s a push in several states to make more college classes available to more rural high school students. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, half of low-income rural youth who graduated… Read More >…

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More Colleges Put Out Welcome Mat for Transfer Students

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, September 16, 2014 Amanda DuPont could sense right away that something was wrong. In the first weeks of her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, she began to question if she had chosen the right school for her. “I was unhappy, and then I didn’t do well in my classes. And……

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The Declining Persistence Rate of First-Year College Students

Since 2009, the percent of first-time students still enrolled at any college in their second fall term has dropped 1.2 percentage points. Our “First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity” Snapshot examines persistence rates for first-time college students between 2009 and 2012. Read more about first-year persistence and retention rates.…

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Increase in Student Transfers Worrying Alumni Offices

The Hechinger Report, September 7, 2014 Maya Gunaseharan spent her first year in college at American University, then transferred to Cornell. And that was after 12 years at a private school in New Jersey.Now all three ask her to contribute money. “I do feel a… Read More >…

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Drawbacks of “15 to Finish”

HuffPost Education, September 5, 2014 A recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, funded by The Lumina Foundation, reveals that over the past two decades, more than 31 million students have enrolled in college without obtaining a… Read More >…

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Some College, No Degree

Over the last 20 years, 31 million students enrolled in college, but left without a degree or certificate. Our Signature Report 7 takes a deeper look at the some college, no degree population. Read more about the some college, no degree population in Signature Report 7.…

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Janine Greenwood, Chief Legal Officer, Honored by WMACCA

Janine Greenwood, Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, and Secretary of the National Student Clearinghouse, will be honored with the Washington Metropolitan Association of Corporate Counsel Association’s (WMACCA) Corporate Counsel Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes her 38-year career of in-house practice at media and education organizations, and her strong involvement with ACC (Association of Corporate…

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High School Benchmarks 2017 National College Progression Rates