U-CAN to Hold 17th Annual Historically Black College & University Recruitment Fair

SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network, Inc. wants local students to know that higher education is possible and invites them to attend its 17th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair on Saturday, September 17. The local recruitment fair will take place at Kennedy High School, located at 6715 Gloria Drive from 8:30 […]

Black Parents Say ‘Make UC an Option’ for African Americans

OAKLAND, Calif. — The cost of a University of California education, feeling welcomed on campus and whether academic records are strong enough. These were among the concerns raised by a group of 16 African American parents – educators, counselors, community college students – in a candid conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano. The recent two-hour […]

Should high school punishments go on college applications?

(AP) – They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school. Yet they’re anything but simple, say some who want run-ins at school or with the law taken out of the college admissions equation. Advocates, school districts and even some colleges share concerns about youthful mistakes […]

President Obama to Launch Fresh Push on Student Loans

WASHINGTON – College students are joining President Barack Obama at the White House as he calls on Congress to keep federally subsidized student loan rates from doubling on July 1. Friday’s White House event marks the beginning of a public campaign by Obama to temporarily extend current rates or to find a long-term compromise that […]

It’s Never Too Early! Twin Rivers Hosts Annual College Fair

SACRAMENTO – Twin Rivers families are invited to attend I’m College Bound — a FREE event hosted to help students of all grade levels prepare for attending the college of their dreams! Representatives from the Universities of California (UC), California State Universities (CSU), independent colleges, California community colleges and out-of-state colleges will be in attendance. […]

Study: Race-Neutral College Admissions Can Work

WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report out Wednesday offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence from at least some of the nine states that don’t use affirmative action […]

Only 43 Percent of 2012 College-Bound Seniors Are College Ready

NEW YORK – The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness released today revealed that only 43 percent of SAT takers in the class of 2012 graduated from high school with the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success. These findings are based on the percentage of students in the […]

U-CAN to Host Historically Black College Recruitment Fair

SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network (U-CAN) will present the 11th Annual Historically Black College Recruitment Fair at two schools in Sacramento this weekend. Sacramento Charter High School’s recruitment fair is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 14. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the fair will be held at Monterey Trail High School […]

How To Finance Your College Education

To attend college, most students must pass a very rigorous test-finding the money to pay for education. Finding that money is harder every year. With college costs rising more quickly than medical care, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 88 percent of families are having difficulty paying for college. In the past, college tuition […]