Today’s Typical College Student

Media and popular culture perpetuate a myth about what the college experience looks like for most students, obscuring key issues.

Mission to Mentor

Mission to Mentor – Philanthropist of the Year Linda Youngentob helps students in high school and college find a path to success.
Bethesda Magazine November-December 2018| BY CARALEE ADAMS

CollegeTracks Bolsters Presence at MC-Germantown

CollegeTracks builds out its College Success Program at MC-Germantown for growing student population at Watkins Mill and Quince Orchard high schools.
September 2018| Montgomery Village News

Press Release

CollegeTracks Expands to Quince Orchard HS Fall 2018

CollegeTracks Thanks Mrs. Wright

A special friend to CollegeTracks and the Latino community, Mrs. Wright–everyone’s favorite abuelita–has worked tirelessly to promote higher education for all.

CollegeTracks Scholar Doopashika Welikala is featured in UMBC News

CONGRATULATIONS to Doopashika on her magna cum laude graduation from UMBC with degrees in biology, anthropology and sociology. education. She’ll begin a master’s program in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and continue her international reproductive health research. Her goal is to become a doctor.
UMBC News Class of 2018 | Marlayna Demond ‘11 for UMBC.

Make a Difference: Highlighting Volunteers

Lorraine Driscoll and guests CollegeTracks Executive Director Nancy Leopold and Program Volunteer Elaine Arndt discuss ways people can volunteer at an MCPS high school to help students with the process of submitting college applications and requests for scholarship aid. Watch the Video
June 2018 | County Cable Montgomery, Make a Difference Episode 335

How to Level the College Playing Field

Housing policies and tax code among powerful forces favoring the privileged in higher education.
The New York Times April 7, 2018 | Harold O. Levy with Peg Tyre

Hungry on Spring Break

Spring Break Can Bring Food Insecurity for Low-Income Students Whose Primary Source of Food is the Campus Cafeteria.
ON CAMPUS March 17, 2018| Anthony Abraham Jack | The New York Times

The Persistence Project

Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence.
INSIDE HIGHER Ed March 13, 2018| Ashley A. Smith 

Kevin Beverly Profile: Black History Month 2018

CollegeTracks Board President, Kevin Beverly, Profiled by County Cable Montgomery on the Bottom Line: Black History Month 2018
February 2018 | Produced by Susan Kenedy and Mike Springirth

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The Education Department failed to effectively manage its student loan collectors, a government audi [...]


A new report suggests the city enact sweeping measures to address entrenched segregation in educatio [...]

- Moriah Balingit

W.Va. teachers end strike after charter school measure expiresThe legislation also would have introduced private school vouchers to the state. [...]

- Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

Veterans groups ask VA secretary to keep GI benefits out of the hands of predatory collegesThe coalition wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to increase oversight of colleges and p [...]

- Valerie Strauss

‘Why in the world shouldn’t kids learn this at home? Is it really the school’s job to teach children to do laundry?’A cognitive scientist raises the issue. A Twitter discussion on the purpose of school. [...]

- Kristine Phillips

A college student’s cutesy ‘Banana Plug’ app was actually a way to sell meth, police sayThe California teenager was caught during an undercover sting, authorities say. [...]

- Valerie Strauss

The ‘viscerally terrifying’ lockdown a mom experienced in a classroom of 4-year-olds: ‘I’d never witnessed the real thing. And, oh God, this was the real thing.'A former teacher and education consultant was in a preschool classroom when a lockdown was called: [...]