Afternoon Announcements: June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011 07:16 pm
Students and families can now compare colleges’ tuitions, the pace at which they are rising and the net cost of attending each college on a new website the U.S. Department of Education made public, fulfilling a legislative mandate, reports the New York Times.
ProPublica analyzed new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights along with other federal education data to examine whether states provide students equal access to programs that researchers say will help them later in life. It found that in some states, high-poverty schools are less likely than wealthier schools to have students enrolled those programs.
Increasing class sizes could save $6 billion, according to a recent U.S. News & World Report blog post.