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States, U.S. must boost graduation rates, Duncan says in slamming college costs

States, U.S. must boost graduation rates, Duncan says in slamming college costs

The nation's colleges are too costly and students frequently are not getting their money's worth, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday, emphasizing that states and the federal government must do more to ensure that students complete their degrees. The remarks came during a speech laying out Duncan's vision for higher education and the policy priorities in President Obama's final 18 months in office. California and other states, Duncan said, must begin to invest more in higher education and focus more on innovative programs that increase student outcomes and success -- especially for low-income and otherwise  disadvantaged students. NEWSLETTER:...

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