Monthly Archives: March 2013

Diplomas Now is working!

Currently implemented in 44 U.S. schools, a data-driven dropout prevention program called Diplomas Now targets students who start to fall behind in middle school, and offers them nurturing, mentoring relationships. Ray Suarez reports on how a Baton Rouge middle school was able to turn itself around by adopting this approach.  Here is the video Programs that address the Dropout tragedy

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March 27, 2013 · 11:59 PM

Government Resources on Going to College is a new website that provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several ED websites. offers more than just information in an easy-to-read format; it also features videos and infographics to help answer the most frequently asked questions about financial aid.

As a mobile-optimized website, is fully accessible on tablets and smartphones.’s new look was tested with students, parents and borrowers, and we will continue to make improvements and updates based on your feedback.

Some New Features:

Income-Based Repayment Calculator: If your student loan debt is high but your income is modest, you may qualify for the Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR). To find out whether you might be eligible to repay your loan under IBR, use our new IBR calculator.

Videos: We’ve developed videos to help make the financial aid process easier to understand. We’ll continue to roll out new videos and update our playlists on the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel.

Infographics: Our infographics will help you understand what steps you need to take to get money for college or career school.

Social Media: In addition to, Federal Student Aid has also launched Twitter and Facebook to offer you alternative options to learn about the student aid process.

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City Colleges of Chicago – Expanding Education Opportunities for Adults, CCC Opens Instruction Sites in High-Need Areas

City Colleges of Chicago – Expanding Education Opportunities for Adults, CCC Opens Instruction Sites in High-Need Areas.

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