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Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.
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Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D., is the president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, an independent, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to increasing access and success in postsecondary education around the world.

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Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 4:13 PM

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education. Today's students attend college for a variety of reasons, and whether enrolled in a degree/certificate program or personal enrichment course, everyone wants their money's worth. But...

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Making the Dream a Reality: The Education Community's Next Chapter

(24) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 4:18 PM

Fifty years ago -- on Wednesday, Aug., 28, 1963 -- hundreds of thousands converged in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial in support of civil and economic rights for African Americans at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at this gathering that Dr. Martin Luther King,...

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Invest in the Success of Low-Income Students

(12) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 10:05 AM

For several years, I have watched the higher education community engage in hand-wringing over strategies for improving the educational outcomes for low- and moderate-income students. At present, low-income students remain less likely to enroll and complete college, when compared to their higher-income peers. Given these trends, the attention...

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Education Is a Viable Solution to the Jobs Crisis

(15) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 3:09 PM

President Obama introduced his much anticipated package aimed at boosting job creation. This announcement comes on the heels of the jobs report for August 2011, which fueled existing anxiety over what has become termed as "the jobs crisis."

Because unemployment is all too real for many Americans, President Obama's...

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