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Nationwide Reciprocity Stands to Lower Students’ Barriers to Distance Ed

State lines don’t matter much to students who take online college courses. A Florida undergrad can supplement coursework with an online class from a Texas college. A North Carolina mom can update her workforce credentials in a degree program from a Georgia university. And both of them will have the same quality experience online as students in those colleges’ home states.

They won’t be alone. The 2013 Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million. The 6.1 percent growth rate, although the lowest for a decade, still represents over 400,000 additional students taking at least one online course.

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Nation’s Outstanding High School Seniors Honored for Educational Achievement

Atlanta, GA — More than 6,000 high school seniors across the nation will receive the 2014 High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement this spring from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

The Award of Educational Achievement recognizes high school seniors at HSTW and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) schools who not only complete a rigorous high school curriculum but also demonstrate their readiness to succeed in the work place or in further education after graduation.

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Go Alliance Director Participates in White House, U.S. Department of Education, Convening on School Counseling

On May 7, Go Alliance Director Alice Anne Bailey participated in a “learning conversation” at the White House Executive Offices with staff from the Office of the President of the United States, Office of the First Lady of the United States, U.S. Department of Education, and national leaders in school counseling and college access. Bailey made recommendations about issues of college access for low-income students, school counseling policies, and training for school counselors.