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The Common Application Launches New Transfer Application to Improve College Access for Millions of Bachelor’s Degree Seekers
More than 650 colleges and universities will offer the new Common App for transfer in 2018-19 application season

Contact:
Jennifer Dart
jdart@commonapp.org
703-317-7479

(Arlington, VA – August 14, 2018) – According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 15 percent of college students in the United States attend a 4-year institution and live on campus.

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Students Remain Vulnerable to Losses from Campus Fires & Crime
Growth in campus fires and crimes confirm the value of renters insurance for college students.

Phoenix, Arizona, July 23, 2018 – According to Clery Act reports, in 2016, the number of fires that occurred in on-campus student housing facilities was up 6.7% from 1,916 in 2015 to 2,044 fires in 2016. In addition to fires, the number of reported criminal offenses increased by almost 3% from 36,337 crimes to 37,389. This is based on reports from nearly 700 institutions.

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What happens when a school district can no longer afford to operate?
New report finds that the vast majority of states across the country do not have the power to merge school systems across borders, even when districts become financially distressed.

Media Contact:
Contact name: Zahava Stadler Phone: 201- 685-7884
Email: media@edbuild.org

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A new report finds that only nine states have laws to allow for state-mandated consolidation, even when school districts can no longer afford to operate.

Stranded: How States Maroon Districts in Financial Distress surveys the policies related to school district consolidation in all fifty states and finds that the vast majority of states are abdicating their responsibility to provide for the most vulnerable students.

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POINT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Awards to 45 LGBTQ Students in Programs Ranging From Community College to Advanced Degrees

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 22, 2018 — Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students, today announced its 2018 scholarship recipients. The 20 LGBTQ students were chosen to be Point Scholars from more than 2,000 applicants. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its Community College Scholarship Program.

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Turnitin Adding Textbooks from W. W. Norton to Database Giving College Faculty a Way to Compare for Content Matches
Turnitin writing resources help K-12 teachers and faculty in higher education support student writing and originality of thought

OAKLAND, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Turnitin and W. W. Norton & Company have signed an agreement to supply academic textbook content that has been published by W. W. Norton & Company to the Turnitin database. Turnitin writing resources are used by educators in K-12 and higher education to support writing instruction, receive and grade student papers, and check for original content. Click to Tweet.

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Turnitin Announces Development of Solution to Address Contract Cheating in Partnership with Leading Educational Institutions

OAKLAND, Calif; NEWCASTLE, UK; MELBOURNE, AU – February 1, 2018 - One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and resources to take action. This survey conducted by Turnitin—a company at the forefront of academic integrity solutions for 20 years—supports the growing concern in academia that custom writing services are increasing the prevalence of “contract cheating” and diminishing the value of higher education.

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Georgia Center for Opportunity Invites Lawmakers to Connect with Students as School Choice Bills Press Legislative Action

Atlanta – (Jan. 22, 2018) – As the General Assembly gathers under the Gold Dome, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) will join lawmakers and students in recognizing National School Choice Week. Taking place between January 21 and January 27, the annual event has been widely regarded for uniting education choice advocates around legislative solutions that would have the clearest impact for Georgia’s students and parents. In honor of the week, GCO is hosting an intimate breakfast program for students and legislators at the capitol building on Tuesday, January 23rd.

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Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”

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Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies

In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.