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Margo Wright: How an App Could Help Low-Income College Students Graduate

Significance Labs | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Significance Labs

Over the past two months, my team at Significance Labs has investigated how and why first generation community college students in New York City start to run into trouble. We confirmed that there are a plethora of barriers which prevent first generation students from earning a degree.

Let's Consider Complex Realities That Students Face When Rating Colleges

Dr. Charles R. Middleton | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Dr. Charles R. Middleton

I fully expect the educational results for the 2008 cohorts to be a mirror of the financial trauma they and our nation experienced and that many of our most vulnerable citizens still know all too well today.

Redefining the Community College Experience

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 02.02.2014 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

We know from research of student success that students need direction and clearly defined pathways to reach their goals.

Entering the 'Is College Worth It' Debate

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

The debate seems to have moved from "how to fix it" to the question of "is it worth fixing."

600,000 Fewer Students at California's Community Colleges

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Enrollment is at a 20-year low due to massive budget cuts. These cuts mean hundreds of thousands of students are unable to access college, according to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).

Fixing Developmental Education

Dr. James T. Minor | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Dr. James T. Minor

This collection of innocuous prerequisites generally went unnoticed and was conceptually unrelated to degree completion. In recent years, however, the number of students enrolled in developmental education courses combined with the cost of offering them, has demanded more attention.

Liberal Arts and the Work Place

Tim_Hall | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Tim_Hall

Students interested in liberal arts subjects ought to be encouraged to pursue these subjects, since we know that interest is generally a key component of success, both in completing a college degree and in acquiring the skills the graduates of today will need for the jobs of tomorrow.

Student Success: No Magic Involved, a Graduation-Oriented Culture

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While student access remains an important national goal, the knowledge-based economy makes completion of postsecondary education critical.

President Obama's Next Four Years: Invest In Higher Education

Michael Lomax, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Lomax, Ph.D.

The national goal must be to make the U.S. the number-one country in producing college graduates. And we must also ensure that low-income students of color are graduating at the same rates as wealthier students. Achieving that would be a proud legacy for Obama's second term.

Looking Beyond Graduation Rates

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

While graduation rates can be a significant indicator of the quality of a college or university, they are often misunderstood and misused.

The Equity and Economic Educational Imperative

Noël Harmon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Noël Harmon

As more African American and Hispanic students are failed by America's education system and drop out of school, they are also missing out on the opportunity to be full participants in society and the workforce.

America Is Somehow Getting Smarter

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

A record number of young adults ages 25 to 29 have graduated both high school and college in the U.S., a new analysis of census data by the Pew Resear...

Talent-Driven Detroit: How the Motor City Is Getting Her Groove Back

Noël Harmon | Posted 12.31.2012 | Detroit
Noël Harmon

It's a new day in Detroit and there is much excitement by many for Detroit's economic recovery, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship boom, technology revolution, and the surge of creativity charging the city.

A Broken College Pipeline in Dire Need of Repairs

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Persuading students to consider going to college takes a village. Teachers, counselors, administrators, community members, non-profits, and colleges must participate and collaborate.

The Best Educated States

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of 25-to 34-year-olds who have college degrees around the nation has gradually increased from 200...

Encouraging Adult College Completion

Noël Harmon | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

There has been a strong focus in recent years to increase the number of adults who earn a postsecondary degree and among them, a special interest in adults who already have some college or credential.

Joy Resmovits

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...

Commencement 2012: America Needs More Graduates and Not Just Young Ones

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

To effectively and scalably improve access to education for non-traditional students, a truly innovative university must pioneer new, 21st-century solutions.

Joy Resmovits

Public Schools Start Tracking Alumni In College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

From the federal government to school boards, policymakers and administrators are increasingly setting their sights on "college and career readiness" ...

The Great Education Reads of 2011

Terrell Halaska | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Terrell Halaska

From groundbreaking research to breakthrough ideas and incisive analysis, it's been a fertile year for the written word.

Early Learning on the Brain: Policymakers, Take Note

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

As state lawmakers across the country struggle with competing priorities, continuing to slash investment in early learning, it's time to do a little memory recovery, and take a crash course in neuroscience. The synapses of our youngest citizens are firing right now.

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

Kristin Conklin | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Kristin Conklin

Amid some of the most distressing economic news in history, our new report reveals just how extensive America's college dropout problem is among 33 states courageous enough to voluntarily share data.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

When Plenty is Not Nearly Enough

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

I am getting to see the kind of education reform I have dedicated my career to promoting become the "it". The problem is the "it" isn't that simple any more.

Is Higher Education Living Up to Its Promise of Opportunity for Low-Income Students?

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Laracy

Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, contributed the following commentary on the correlation between postseco...