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Class Struggle: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Community College Secrets Exposed

I read many college guides. I write about them too. I even wrote one myself. But I have never encountered a college guide like the one that arrived in the mail last week. It had the usual colorful front...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 14, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Cheating on DC-CAS Costs Charter School

My colleague Bill Turque has uncovered this information from the D.C. schools beat: The teacher at Howard Road Academy Public Charter School suspected something was seriously amiss in April when a student taking the math portion of the DC-CAS standardized...

By Washington Post editors  |  August 12, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  dc schools  
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Jay on the Web: Pitfalls for Poor Students, Pt. 2

Yesterday, we wrote about Jay Mathews' column this week, which took on the conventional wisdom that talented, but poor, kids are often turned away from college. Jay challenged readers to point to a real life example of this happening and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 12, 2009; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: college admissions, underprivileged students  
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Admissions 101: College Pitfalls for Poor Students

It's conventional wisdom that talented, but underpriveleged, students are often turned away from college for lack of funds. Jay Mathews tried to dispell that idea in a column this week. He asked for readers to throw out examples of such...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 11, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: college admissions, underprivileged students  
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Metro Monday: Here's a Wise Investment: Help Students Who Need Money to Finish College

Two weeks ago, I challenged Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco's claim that "a great many gifted and motivated young people are excluded from college for no other reason than their inability to pay." I had never found a student like...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 10, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Metro Monday  | Tags: college, college admissions, scholarships, school loans  
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