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Higher Education

Learning to Be Loud

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

Part of it was college. We were older, less afraid. But part of it, I am sure, was being in the majority for once. We were in a specific space set aside for us. Guys were allowed in, but this was our turf, and they knew it.

The Multimodal CIO for the Digital Business Era

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Today, in the data-driven era of digitalization with outsourcing, the cloud, and consumerized IT, the CIO can potentially influence the organization more than ever.

4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adam Rico

Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.

Marking 50 Years of Data Collection on College Freshmen

Kevin Eagan | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

In 1960, while working at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), Dr. Alexander Astin understood the importance of accounting for student inputs.

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

Path to Purpose Series: Leaning in to Social Entrepreneurship

Sofia Stafford | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Sofia Stafford

Now in my second semester of sophomore year, I can confidently say that college has truly been a transformative experience but not because of the reasons I thought it would be when I stepped foot on campus and not until I began to look at my time at college through a different lens.

Deflate This! On Footballs and Higher Education

Dan Butin | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We must begin to offload the transfer of information to other means and embrace our role as helping students to transform knowledge. And this transformation, in turn, may actually help us to do all those other things we claim to do.

9 Donald Trump GIFs for You, Mr. Speaker

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.

The Millennial State of the Union Must Not Be Overlooked, and Here's Why

Jessica Adair | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Jessica Adair

If you're reading this and think that young adults should simply work their way through school with a summer job or forgo higher education entirely, know this: That is not how our economy works anymore.

Congress Should Not Impede the Nation's Progress

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.21.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The president's sixth State of the Union address to Congress last night was heavy on the actions our country should take to build on the progress that American families have made over the past two years, thanks to a recovering economy.

The Power of Policy in K-12 Education and Beyond

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

When it comes to revolutionary progress, administrators -- in education and beyond -- often try to circuit policy. But as the saying goes, true progress occurs when you transform a roadblock into a stepping stone.

Why Obama's 'America's College Promise' Is a Bad Idea

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The President is expected to announce in his State of The Union Address tonight a plan to make community college free. It's called "America's College Promise," and while that might be welcome news for community college students around the country, it's another example of wasteful government spending.

5 Alternatives to a Traditional College Education

Lauren Bowling | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Lauren Bowling

With the rising student loan debt burden many are beginning to think "outside of the box" in terms of ways to gain an education. After all, life's lessons aren't strictly learned inside the four walls of a classroom.

Educating for the Work of Democracy -- the Freedom Spirit Then and Now

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

A national conversation called "The Changing World of Work - What Should We Ask of Higher Education?" will be launched on Wednesday, January 21st, at the National Press Club in an event from 9 am to 12 pm. It will be live streamed.

Career U: What's a College Education For?

Terry Newell | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Terry Newell

Education is central to economic growth, and reducing student debt, now estimated at $1.2 trillion nationally, is essential, lest we burden an entire generation with crushing financial responsibilities. But higher education ought to be about more than economics. It ought to be about not just learning to earn but learning to live a fulfilling life.

Are We Prepared For President Obama's Free Community Colleges?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

While the proposal is not likely to survive, it does introduce a new dynamic into the debate on how to increase access in American higher education. And it's at this point where the philosophical must meet the practical.

Restore Pell Grants for Prisoners

SpearIt | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
SpearIt

Unlike the devastating effects on prison education, the law's penal outcomes are less certain. There is little doubt that high recidivism rates across the country continue to impact public safety negatively with new offenses and new social harms.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Illinois' Received Two F's on Its Higher Education Report Card

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois could use a remedial course in higher education management, says a new analysis. Illinois' final grade for public higher education is a C+, says the Student Impact Project's state report card.

Why the U.S. College Landscape Still Needs HBCUs

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's no secret that Black and other non-white students in the U.S. have always faced an uphill struggle when it comes to education. Even today, the achievement gap between white students and their peers of color is wide.

Populism and Higher Education for the Age of the Smart Machine

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.15.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Real populism does not mean simply railing against banks, as liberals pining for an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid assume. Genuine populism is a vision of democratic renaissance based on cross-partisan civic empowerment.

The Spirit of Selma: Nine Students Arrested in Georgia for Protesting Discriminatory Education Policies

Stephen Pitti | Posted 01.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Pitti

As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.

Obama's Free Community College Plan Rewards Frugality

Regina Deil-Amen | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Regina Deil-Amen

President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs.

'American Higher Education in Crisis?' -- A Fact-Filled and Thought-Provoking Must-Read

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Goldie Blumenstyk's new book, American Higher Education in Crisis?, should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of higher education -- faculty, trustees, executives, and government officials, as well as analysts and pundits.

Community College Students Are a Good Investment

Isa Adney | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Isa Adney

You are strong enough. When you lift yourself, you do lift more than just yourself. You lift all of us. You have so much to give, so much to share. Dedicate yourself to your education.