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Increasing College Diversity

In most four-year college strategic plans, there is a good-faith statement calling for increasing diversity as an institutional goal. There are good — even noble — reasons for doing so.

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Report: Mixed Picture for Young Immigrant Deportation Relief Program  Going Forward, New Federal Loan Guidelines for College Seen as Helpful Teach for America’s Diversity Milestone Key Step Toward Reshaping Public Education  Federal Government Awarding $28.4M to Provide AP Exams for Underprivileged

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In an effort to boost college readiness and save money for students from families of lesser economic means, the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it had awarded $28.4 million in grants to states in order to offset the cost of Advanced Placement exams.

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Some college and universities are releasing average salaries earned by students according to their major and campus to help calculate return on investment.

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However, critics say it does nothing to repair catastrophic damage caused as a result of 2011 changes to Parent PLUS loan.

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Special Focus: STEM

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In this issue of Diverse, we look at STEM, or the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. We take a deeper look at what higher education leaders are doing to boost the number of American Indians earning Ph.D.s. We also look at the success of a San Jacinto College program that promotes STEM among its underserved minority students. Among other feature articles, we look at the emerging tech scene in Washington, D.C., and what stakeholders are doing to keep diversity at the forefront.

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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Even political pollsters have joined in the ongoing critique of this age demographic.

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University of Texas System regents were scheduled to meet Tuesday night to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system.

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William Carey University is offering a new online degree for administrators and teachers who want to help other teachers improve their classroom instruction.

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