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Gail Mellow

Entries by Gail Mellow

Gainful Employment and Higher Ed Funding: Investing in Programs That Work

(7) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:50 PM


It may be a legend, but the infamous thief Willie Sutton is widely credited with saying that he robbed banks because "that's where the money is." True or not, the idea has become Sutton's Law, used in medicine to diagnose by first considering...

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What Will It Take to Be 'First in the World?'

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 5:56 PM

President Obama has set a clear goal for our nation's education system: by 2020, the U.S. would once again be the world's leader in the proportion of its citizens holding college degrees or postsecondary credentials. He's urged college educators to be relentless in their effort to advance evidence-based innovations that...

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Community Colleges: Investing in American Education

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 4:48 PM

When Hurricane Sandy smashed into New York and New Jersey, it shone a harsh spotlight on the delicate infrastructure we depend on for our everyday lives. Hurricane Sandy made very real the vulnerability of our ports, subway and rail lines and the fragility of how we power our homes, offices...

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Racing to the Bottom With For-Profit Colleges

(25) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 6:24 PM

Much attention has been paid to "Race to the Top," the Obama Administration's multibillion dollar grant competition that promises states desperately needed funds if they implement systemic reform in their K-12 schools. The funding is robust, the goals are admirable and the challenge has engaged lawmakers and school districts to...

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The American Graduation Initiative: Something Even The Banks Should Bank On!

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 5:36 PM

A year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there is still widespread concern and healthy skepticism as to whether or not the financial industry has learned its lesson following the economic meltdown. If the banking industry's opposition to legislation that would reform the private student loan system is any indication,...

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