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The Great Education Reads of 2011

1 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 14:35:08 (EST)

Whether you "occupy" home, airports or train terminals this holiday season, it's a good time to reflect and catch up on some of 2011's greatest education reads.

HCM Strategists, a public policy and advocacy consulting firm, curated a short list of our favorites. From groundbreaking research to breakthrough ideas...

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Wake Up Rip Van Winkle, the College Demographic Revolution Is Upon Us

5 Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:58:20 (EST)

About once every decade an education report is released that delivers new information so arresting and critically important to the challenges of its time that it compels action. Complete College America's "Time is the Enemy: the surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating," released...

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For the Future of Higher Education, Keep Your Eye on Toledo

Posted September 8, 2010 | 10:13:17 (EST)

Keep your eye on Toledo, the metropolitan area with the highest college enrollment rate in the nation.

As a new class of students begins their first days in higher education, the northwest Ohio city on the Maumee River will be an important test of whether cash-strapped higher education can translate...

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America's Higher Education Collision Course -- Who Will Pay?

Posted July 8, 2010 | 14:41:55 (EST)

With tuition costs rising at double the rate of much-maligned health care costs, is it time for higher education to face the same pressures to reform how instruction is delivered as those confronting how health care is delivered? Both sectors are aiming to serve millions more Americans without major increases...

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Health Care or Education: A High-stakes Blindfolded Taste Test

Posted June 4, 2010 | 13:15:13 (EST)

Education and health care are arguably the two most important pillars of our society. If either fails, the economic and social impact is devastating.

Our education and health care systems, designed for a 20th century America, need to rapidly catch up with a nation closing out the first decade...

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