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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

DACA Increased Educational Attainment

A recent study in the Chronicle of Higher Education shows increased levels of educational attainment for DACA students. CollegeTracks DACA students are among the most motivated and determined.
Chronicle of Higher Education February 13, 2018|Elizabeth Redden 

I Didn’t Know How Much Help I Really Needed to Get to College

Tony Ismalaj’s incredible journey from Albania to the U.S. to a college degree is a testament to the willpower and drive of students in the CollegeTracks program.  He’ll graduate from UMD in the spring with a degree in kinesiology. The National College Access Network recently profiled his journey on their blog site.
January 26, 2018 | Kim Szarmach, Communications Intern

Why is it so difficult to figure out how much you’re going to pay for college?

CollegeTracks helps students understand the nuances of their financial aid award letters to predict the actual costs of their college options. The guidance is so necessary since financial aid and loan awards come with no standardized disclosure similar to what you’d find when you buy a car, lease an apartment or buy a home—yet the debt is enormous.
The Washington Post  January 19, 2018 | Jeffrey J. Selingo

It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

An insightful story about food insecurity at colleges and universities. Sadly, these barriers touch some of our CollegeTracks students.
The New York Times January 14, 2018 | Sara Goldrick-Rab

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- ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

The admissions fraud investigation is just the latest in a string of revelations that have eroded tr [...]

- KIM BARKER

The schools are struggling with debt even as the charity sits on tens of millions. [...]

- DAN LEVIN, CONCEPCIÓN DE LEÓN and ADEEL HASSAN

Across the country, students absorbed the news that their colleges had been implicated in a sweeping [...]

- ELIZA SHAPIRO and DANA GOLDSTEIN

Once sacrosanct, the SAT and ACT have become optional at hundreds of colleges. Will the admissions b [...]

- JOHN ELIGON and AUDRA D. S. BURCH

For students of color who have long had to justify their presence on campus, the federal fraud case [...]

- KEVIN CAREY

Certain kinds of students — but not the privileged and the wealthy — benefit greatly from a selectiv [...]

- Debbie Truong

A Fairfax County student was accused of sexual harassment. He says the school system discriminated against him.The student, a former wrestler at Robinson Secondary School, was transferred. [...]

- Talia Richman

About two dozen Filipino teachers in the Baltimore school district have been let back into the Unite [...]

- Nick Anderson

‘Three spots’: Alleged bribery of tennis coach stings Georgetown admissionsFederal prosecutors say Gordon Ernst was part of a conspiracy that infiltrated elite schools. [...]

- Peter Jamison

HBCUs seeing resurgent appeal amid rising racial tensionsSome students are seeking to escape racist rhetoric by heading to historically black campuses. [...]

- Jay Mathews

Is it possible to go deep in high school? Maybe, but excitement is mandatory.A remarkable book shows how teenagers can achieve mastery and enjoyment. [...]

- Moriah Balingit

Rescinded admissions, a class-action suit: Fallout from college scandal spreadsPrestigious universities promised to consider how to protect their admissions processes from fraud. [...]