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Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability and CompletionPosted byon January 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
The White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, and the General Services Administration host an Education “Datapalooza” to highlight the role that private-sector apps, tools, and services can play in helping students get into and complete college.
Posted byon December 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM EDT
To equip counselors and advisers with the resources they need to help students prepare for higher education and understand college costs is a key component, the Department of Education has launched a “one-stop shop” for guidance counselors, college advisers, mentors and volunteers to assist students through the process of choosing and financing their higher education.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM EDT
At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.
President Obama Names New Leadership to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesPosted byon September 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM EDT
It is an exciting day at the White House, and across the country, as President Obama names two dynamic new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. George Cooper will begin this week as the Initiative’s Executive Director, and Dr. Ivory Toldson will serve as Deputy Director.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM EDT
When President Obama traveled to Syracuse, NY a few weeks back, we met with Michelle -- a single mother, who pursued higher education so that she and her kids could have a better life. But paying back her those loans hasn't been easy.
Posted byon August 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama notes that while college education has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive, which is why he proposed major new reforms this week to make college more affordable for middle class families and those fighting to get into the middle class.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM EDT
President Obama went to Lackawanna College in Vice President Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania for the final stop of his college affordability bus tour.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT
Here’s a look at some of the initial reviews coming in from the higher education community, lawmakers and other stakeholders about President Obama's ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and their families.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM EDT
Read press coverage of President Obama's ambitious agenda to tackle rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and families
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT