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D.C. and Georgetown relaunch paralegal program for returning citizens

The new cohort of formerly incarcerated students will earn a certificate from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies and complete a one-year paid fellowship, expanding the pipeline of local talent.

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October 22, 2021
A closer look at ‘inclusive access’ textbook programs

More than 900 colleges now have inclusive access textbook programs, incorporating the costs of digital course materials into students’ tuition and fees. But how much does the model actually increase affordability?

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October 22, 2021
Simple nudges may boost use of basic needs supports, Hope Center says

Intentional outreach more than doubled low-income students’ use of resources at one Texas community college. The low-cost strategy could help improve completion rates more broadly, according to a new report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

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October 22, 2021
Graduation rates: Mismatch between 6-year stats and 4-year expectations

Ideally, students would avoid colleges and universities that graduate few students on time, but the government’s use of a six-year “success” rate complicates those assessments.

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October 15, 2021
More education often leads to more earnings—but not always, report finds

Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher lifetime earnings, but other factors also can tip the scales, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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October 15, 2021
Virtual college tours could offer benefits that outlast pandemic

Virtual college tours—widely popular during the pandemic—could be a useful long-term tool for making recruitment more inclusive.

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October 15, 2021
NYC gives every public school kindergartner a college savings account

New York City officials hope the $100 accounts will spark conversations about higher education, inspire families to save, and create an infrastructure for philanthropic investment.

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