While researching for his new book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, journalist Jeffrey Selingo found that applicants from known “feeder” high schools tend to have a leg up—and could have an even bigger advantage this year as the pandemic upends typical admissions criteria.
Many high school counselors are trained to address student mental health and wellness, not college and career planning—a gap felt most acutely by first-generation and low-income students.
Black and Latinx students remain underrepresented at New York City’s most selective high schools. Education leaders aren’t sure how to fix it.
Leaders at the Knowledge is Power Program hope the grants will help prevent financial hardships from derailing students’ degree pursuits.
States and schools want more students to graduate from college on time, but critics say some well-meaning reforms could cause more harm than good.
Colleges and universities are collaborating and reaching out to their surrounding communities in hopes of boosting access and ensuring student success.