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Hand Trucks, Grit and the On-Demand Economy

Blair Forlaw | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Blair Forlaw

Only if we humans commit to continuously redesigning ourselves, adapting and improving as conditions around us change, persisting in the face of whatever happens, will there be critical roles for us in the dynamic technology-driven new economies, as well.

Reevaluating Post-Secondary Education and Professional Development in the United States

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Joshua Ebrahimi

Ultimately, our social constructions of post-secondary education and professional development should be reevaluated and reconsidered within the United States.

A MOOC By Any Other Name

John M. Eger | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

MOOCS are forcing us to think about online education, which is already here and here to stay. Call them MOOCS, called them distant learning initiatives, call them blended learning courses... the revolution has begun.

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

A Call to Arms: Academe Must Meet Demands of Downsizing Military

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The coming years will mark a major shift in the role of the higher education community in educating active-duty military personnel and veterans. Accor...

Apples to Apples: The Complexities of Lowering College Costs

Noël Harmon | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Noël Harmon

We have a lot of statistics in our heads about why college is worth it and I'm about ready to just say to folks, "If it's not worth it, why are we still talking about it, and why are thousands of parents packing their kids off to college as I'm writing this?"

Technology and Education: The Tipping Point?

John M. Eger | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
John M. Eger

Late last month, The Federal Communications Commission voted to overhaul and possibly expand one of its funding programs with $2.3 billion to provide ...

The Urgency of Now: Beyond Fisher

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

The Fisher decision revives a longstanding debate about the tradeoffs between equity and excellence. In truth, American society can ill afford to make a choice between the two.

The Boat Just Sailed... Somewhere

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The game to watch will be whether American higher education is nimble, creative and entrepreneurial enough to protect its core values by establishing guiding principles to keep the boat on a steady course.

A Bachelor's Degree as an Umbrella: A College or University Degree Is Worth the Cost

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While it appears that the recent graduates on their parents' couch are an exception and not the rule, finding a first job appears to be a greater challenge today as the economy struggles to recover millions of lost jobs and absorb several million more workers.

Fixing America's Talent Problem

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

As a nation, our collective response to this challenge will most certainly define our economic and social well-being for decades to come. We are a nation of producers and it's time for us to start producing the talent we need to meet future workforce and civic needs.

Heads Down -- and Heads Up -- About MOOCs

Jon Whitmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

As long as educators remember that students are flesh-and-blood individuals with unique needs and aspirations, they can animate the best elements of modern technology with the human-to-human connections that have sustained education for thousands of years.

Why Paying for Your Child's College Education Isn't Giving Them a 'Free Ride'

Mara Shapiro | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Should parents do their best to cover their kids' educations, or should students pony up, cobbling together the funds through part-time jobs, grants and loans, possibly putting themselves in financial straits for years?

We Cannot Lose If We Focus on Student Needs

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

As with everything in life, education is complex. There are all the different types of institutions, public and private, from preschool and K-12, colleges and universities. There is no one educational model or learning system that everyone follows.

Taking ACTION in Arkansas Now

Linda Nelson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Linda Nelson

We must always consider the impact of poverty when we are creating solutions that will effectively reach all youth in our nation, regardless of where they live.

California Is Back!

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Jack Jennings

California shows that deep political and governance deadlocks can be broken, and progress made. This holds a lesson both for the national government but also for other states. Maybe, the rest of us outside the state ought to pay attention.

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

Veterans Deserve More From Higher Education

Catharine Hill | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Catharine Hill

We simply have not done enough for veterans who want to pursue higher education, especially at our nation's most selective institutions.

Improving Accessibility for Tomorrow's Students Today

Debra Townsley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
Debra Townsley

As educators, it should be our main focus to make every effort to assist people who want to earn such degrees for their benefit and the long-term success and effectiveness of our schools and our economy.

The American Dream Needs a Jumpstart

Mark Edwards | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Mark Edwards

This September, Opportunity Nation will host its second national Summit to shine a spotlight on one of the earliest and most critical rungs on the ladder of opportunity: ensuring that the rising generation is equipped with the skills needed to compete in the current and future economies.

Access to Higher Education as a Deep Principle

Jonathan Lash | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Jonathan Lash

They have attended U.S. schools and worked hard enough to gain entrance to elite colleges, yet are prohibited from receiving federal financial assistance of any kind, including work-study funds. As a result, they lose the chance for a college education. This is neither fair nor wise.

Homeless Man Files $100 Million Lawsuit For Free Education

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

A homeless man is suing two Florida universities for not honoring a state statute that he believes entitles him to a free post-secondary education, re...

The Unrealized Dream

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

The Dream Act, of bi-partisan interest, focuses on students who were brought to the U.S. as children, some as infants, by parents who entered the U.S. without inspection or remained unlawfully after their period of lawful admission expired.

Show What You Know

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

A generation from now, the show-what-you-know category may be as important as diplomas. In the meantime, it will be fun to watch.

Skip College, Go to Work in a Hot Startup

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.24.2012 | College
Tom Vander Ark

The much vaunted American higher education system coasts on the reputation of the top three dozen schools which themselves gain much of their stature ...