ED Invites Higher Education Community to Share What Works in Helping Students Complete Higher Education

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WASHINGTON. D.C.

Continuing its commitment to helping America once again lead the world in college graduates, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has invited the higher education community to share best practices that have proved to help students successfully complete postsecondary education, and convened some of the leading research el's to develop a toolkit for institutions to reference.

"Our task now is to hrainstorm more creative ideas and scale up those practices that arc most successful in making sure that all students - regardless of income, race or background - arc crossing the finish line," said Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, at an ED college completion symposium in January.

"We know that answers for improving quality and completion will come from professors, deans and leaders in the field who have firsthand knowledge about what works to keep students in school and help them succeed," said Martha Kanter, U.S. undersecretary of education, who also spoke at the event. "Our goal is to highlight strategies that have had the greatest impact on students' success without saddling them with unnecessary costs or debt. …