As another school year gets underway, the Department of Education recently announced a series of actions to better protect taxpayers and students alike from one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges: ITT Technical Educational Services, Inc. The Department’s actions come on the heels of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools finding that ITT Tech “is not in compliance, and is unlikely to become in compliance” with accreditation standards [read more…]
There is an old African proverb that says: “Where you put your wealth signifies where and how your life’s priorities are ordered.” Such is the case when one views where and how corporate America invests its wealth beyond the boardroom and the stock market. There are some companies, however, like the Eli Lilly and Co. and the Lilly Endowment Inc. that have had a long track record of investing portions of its wealth to support the education of Black America. [read more…]
According to new test results released from the Office of the State Superintendent, the percentage of students at Ballou, Roosevelt and Woodson high schools in the District on a college readiness track comes in at a startling zero. [read more…]
As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. Today, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 41 million consumers collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in debt. [read more…]
Black male students from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories on how they overcame bad neighborhoods and adversity to set their horizons on college with the help of one local organization. College Success Foundation of the District of Columbia held its eighth annual breakfast fundraiser, which was attended by local officials, philanthropists and scholars at The Capital Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Northwest.
Black graduates who attended historically black colleges and universities are better off in five well-being categories than black graduates at predominantly white colleges and Ivy League institutions, according to a new Gallup survey. [read more…]
As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. Today, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), 41 million consumers collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in debt. [read more…]
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Ready to Lead program. They joined other students from across the region for an intensive one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students in grades nine and 10 with the tools and training necessary to prepare for college. Students also participated in a mentoring session, where they heard from local Latino professionals and college students about their journey to success and why completing high school and pursuing a college education are attainable. [read more…]