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At UMBC, Duncan and college leaders discuss visions for higher education

At UMBC, Duncan and college leaders discuss visions for higher education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering of college and university leaders Monday that his vision for America's higher-education system includes making college more affordable, financial aid more accessible and loan repayment easier. At a panel discussion hosted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Duncan said he wants to see higher graduation rates, especially for people of color, as well as an increase in state funding for higher education. He challenged higher-education leaders to focus on student success and promote innovation and transparency. "All of us ... need to do a much better job of rewarding good actors and challenging those that...

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