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State-Adopted Credit Hour Policies Associated with Increases in Student Debt but Not Graduation Rates
State-adopted policies designed to encourage students to graduate on time are ineffective in improving time-to-degree, while being associated with growing median student loan debt for low- and middle-income students, according to new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

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A Punishment That Doesn't Work
Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2017

Study: Increased Credit Hours’ Impact on Graduation Rates ‘Very Limited’
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 19, 2017

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AERA to Hold Two July Webinars on Communicating with Federal Policy Makers Locally
June 2017

This July, AERA will hold two advocacy training webinars to prepare AERA members to meet with congressional offices in their home districts.
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Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

In this study, the authors investigate how policies allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success.
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LGBTQ+
Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency.
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Study: Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry
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