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Drones Over the Faculty Lounge

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Comedy
Patricia McGuire

A secret memo left on the counter of the Starbucks on Capitol Hill maps out the federal government's real plan to "shake up" higher education. Reading between the stains of a venti/halfskim/halfsoy/halfcaf/doubleshot latte, here are the salient points

How Not to Measure Colleges

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.01.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

Many of the most recent calls for holding institutions accountable for college affordability have also called for keeping track of how many students graduate within four years. This is the fatal flaw.

Looking at the President's Plan for Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

How, as educators and leaders of these institutions, can we ensure that we are providing our new and current students with these experiences and these post graduation opportunities?

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?"

It Matters Whether Our Students Succeed

Tim_Hall | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Tim_Hall

It matters to colleges and universities whether students succeed. It didn't always, though. The failure of our students sometimes even validated what we thought about our academic rigor.

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

Graduation Rates

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

It's that time of year again...pools are opening, lawns are being freshly mowed, and students are graduating from high school. But why is there still ...

Helping Latino Students Succeed in Higher Education

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Like many generations of immigrants before them, Latinos are making their mark on our social and economic landscape. The recent presidential election is a clear case in point. For Latinos, the next big frontier is the college campus.

Hire Education

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Since the 1970s, Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large for the Chronicle of Higher Education, acknowledges, plenty of people have predicted the end of colleges and universities as we know them. Now, however, Selingo thinks they may be right.

Offering the Courses Students Need When They Need Them

Tim_Hall | Posted 06.18.2013 | College
Tim_Hall

In a world where graduation rates matter, it matters to a university whether its students get the courses they need, when they need them. It matters whether students get the courses they need, or just the courses left over after other students have gotten the courses they need.

The Department of Education's College Scorecard

Tim_Hall | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Tim_Hall

Although it provides college-bound students with some useful information, it misleads them about institutional performance by focusing on the six-year graduation rate to "score" colleges and universities. Use of the six-year rate is misleading for two primary reasons.

Invest in Innovative Solutions That Work for Children and Families

Michele Jolin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Investing in what works is a long-term economic growth strategy designed to strengthen our future workforce. It just makes sense, particularly as we look to find cost-effective ways to ensure that our nation's children receive the education and training that they require to compete globally.

Joy Resmovits

America On Track To Make High School Graduation Goals For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- for the fi...

A Scorecard Is No Way to Pick a College

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Nowhere in the recently released White House "college scorecard" can I find a section about a school's worth in inspiring careers in public service, working for social justice, living simply, not exalting money as the only benchmark worth talking about. Instead, it equates excellence with salaries.

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.

Why One Graduation Rate Doesn't Fit All

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

What if the "official" graduation rate doesn't give the full picture of how many students graduate? As things now stand, the current rate calculation doesn't include students who transfer into a college and graduate.

Ed Today: Obama's Inaugural Education Mentions, Test Prep Bankruptcy

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

So There Was An Inauguration... As you might have heard, this weekend, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term. And at the inauguration, he gave a speech. The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss teased out O's references to education. (Hint: There weren't many. For the most part, Obama lumped in education with other domestic policy issues in need of reform). More here from Politics K-12.

Joy Resmovits

High School Grad Rate Hits Record High

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Depar...

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.

More Learning vs. More Degrees

Carl Creasman | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Carl Creasman

Currently it seems as if the general public, along with many of our national leaders, believe that what will fix our country are "more children with more degrees." In this belief, if we really are hoping this will fix our country, we are instead doomed.

Taking Our Schools Further, Together

Scott Morgan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Scott Morgan

Nearly 10 years after Education Pioneers was born, we are proud to have built a network of more than 1,600 leaders and to partner with more than 180 school districts, charter school networks, state agencies and other education organizations nationwide.

Ensuring Success for Low-income College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

It's not really "news" that some students do not complete their degrees on a traditional timetable; what's big news is that many do ultimately earn their degrees and go on to become great examples of academic achievement to inspire their children and families.

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Connecticut Schools Report Card Reveals Black-Latino Graduation Gap

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Wilbur Cross Hig...

Feds Release First-Ever National Graduation Rates

Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has released a first-ever list detailing state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates. The data reflects...