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Postsecondary Education

What's Working: Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Education

Allan Golston | Posted 12.19.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

Forward movement in education, like any type of progress, happens in waves. And as we approach the end of the year, I've been thinking a lot about how...

Why Should We Invest in New Americans?

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Education
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Whether you see it as a rhetorical or pointed question, I believe there is an inherent question that seeps into every aspect of the real world in whic...

Do I Need To Go To College?

Vince Bertram | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
Vince Bertram

As students start back to school this fall, many high school juniors and seniors will begin seriously thinking about where they should go to college, but perhaps the question they should answer first is "Should I even go to college at all?"

Observations From Below: My Favorite Mistake

Bryan Dooley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Some of the best things in life happen by accident. Many people have heard that the chocolate chip cookie was accidentally invented by someone trying...

What College Means

Lateef Romeo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Lateef Romeo

The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.

America's Talent Gap: Five Areas of Focus

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Talent is something we should focus on in America these days. Sure, we have amazing athletes, musicians and the latest YouTube sensations. But, we nee...

The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 04.05.2016 | College
Jamie Merisotis

The March jobs report adds to a pile of conclusive evidence that most of the jobs being created in today's economy require an education beyond high sc...

A Hack for Improving High School: Combine it With College and Career

GenDIY | Posted 03.12.2016 | Education

Joel Vargas & Hannah Smith, Jobs for the Future Hack: a clever solution to a tricky problem There is good news and bad news about today's high schoo...

Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm

GenDIY | Posted 11.02.2016 | Education

Dr. Diane Hollems Go ahead, try it. Ask any adult, regardless of their education level, to recount how they approached the three choices - Major, ...

Take the Money and Run: For-Profit Colleges, Student Aid, and the Bennett Hypothesis

William G. Tierney | Posted 08.06.2016 | College
William G. Tierney

The Department of Education already has regulations in place to curb bad behavior at FPCUs. Nonetheless, there is mounting evidence that for-profits are artificially increasing their prices to simply capture student aid.

What Credentials Mean in Today's Job Market

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Jim Gibbons

As the nation continues to pull out of the economic recession and add new jobs, one of the main concerns for policymakers, students, employers and potential employees is whether our workers have the skills to fill the positions that are open.

College Educated Latinos: Is the Future Financially Secure? (Part I)

Amilcar Guzman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Amilcar Guzman

Recently, the Pew Hispanic Center shared 5 Facts about Latinos and Education. One of the most interesting aspect of these trends is the progress in the number of Latinos enrolling in postsecondary education.

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

Inland Empire Early College Paves Pathway to Postsecondary

GenDIY | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education

In the Inland Empire sprawling east of Los Angeles, the promise of the American-California Dream can seem as remote as the Pacific and the Sierras.

5 Options Allow GenDIY to Rethink College

GenDIY | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education

Finish high school, go to college, graduate four or five years later and go to work--only it doesn't work that way very often for Millennials. High rates of young adult unemployment, expensive degrees, and challenging life circumstances are causing many young people to rethink college.

National Alliance Vows to Increase Degree-Attainment for Low-Income Higher Ed Students

Daniel Greenstein | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Daniel Greenstein

Co-authored by Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University The U.S. is facing substantial performance gaps within higher education. High-income...

American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handbag or an Irish Potato?

Charles Kolb | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.

Does High School Matter?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

Are our high schools actually teaching our children anything of importance or lasting value? Not according to one observer: The products of Ameri...

French Lessons on Education Reform

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The French approach to education demonstrates a solid commitment to investing in youth human capital, and there is much that the United States can learn from the French example.

College Costs and the American Dream

Charles Kolb | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

For the first time in decades, young Americans are now questioning whether obtaining more postsecondary education is worth the time and expense.

Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Jamie Merisotis

The benefits of increased college attainment go beyond economics. Significant social benefits ripple out as well: greater civic and social engagement, higher rates of voter participation and volunteerism, healthier lifestyles, less dependence on public assistance.

It's Time to Go Beyond the Credit Hour

Impatient Optimists | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Impatient Optimists

At a time when students and families are seeking value in higher education, programs cost too much and too often fail to deliver on their promise of a...

Tackling the Urgent National Challenge of College Affordability: Criteria for System Redesign

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

As we begin the next phase of our national dialogue about college affordability and student financial support, we must focus on the basic criteria that a 21st century system of student financial support should meet.

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.

College Readiness Goes Beyond Academic Skills

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. While "students need strong academic skills to succeed ...