When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3 While competition to secure a seat in a public prekindergarten program is fierce (roughly two-thirds of the estimated 41,000 applicants earned seats for the coming academic year), it’s even more cutthroat among private-school applicants. (The New York Times) College Cost Isn’t Poor Students’ Big Problem Whatever’s keeping low-income Americans Read more

Trustees of Minnesota’s state-run colleges and universities are trying to inject some transparency into how they handle contracts. Today they voted to formally approve all future employment contracts for their chancellor, including changes made to existing contracts. The change in policy comes after reports last month that former board Chairman Clarence Hightower had quietly signed Read more