Government investigators, college financial aid officers and others testify that FSA needs to do a better job
NEW ORLEANS —When Pamela Bolton searched for a middle school for her daughter seven years ago, convenience, not college, was on her mind. She ended up enrolling her daughter at a new and untested middle school called New Orleans College Prep largely because she could get there easily. But New Orleans College Prep, and its… Read more »
In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation’s best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University. “I had no hope after that,”Nelzy, 18, said in the college advising office at Abraham Lincoln High School,… Read more »
WASHINGTON — Drawing lessons from her critically acclaimed book, The Smartest Kids in the World, journalist Amanda Ripley told a group of graduating high school students that they should see themselves as part of a global competition when they head off to college in the fall. “It’s not this vague competition that may happen one… Read more »
An African American journalist returns to his college alma mater to find out why so many students like him never make it out.