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Latino Students Lead in College Acceptance and High School Dropout

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

FlickrCC/Spit-Fire By Cassandra Leyva Gutierrez For the first time, more Latinos were accepted into University of California schools than their white...

Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Nancy L. Zimpher

The Common Core standards and new assessments aligned with the standards represent our best hope for driving meaningful improvement across K-12 and higher education.

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Promote Higher Education

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the...

A New Gallup Survey Says Colleges and Employers Disagree About How Workforce-Ready Graduates Are -- Who's Right?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Today's employers are expecting practical skills, not just theory -- proof of an ability to learn, but also a proven ability to execute. And they aren't getting it.

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

Faculty, Unions and the Future of American Higher Education

John T. Delaney | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

This has the potential to cause the United States' higher education system to become stuck. Debates over MOOCs and other changes to the delivery of education are only symptoms of the underlying battles to come.

The Meaning of Libraries

Michael Benson | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Michael Benson

I believe we should require that each student enter the library and leave with something in return. Perhaps a book or periodical or journal is checked out -- other times students come and go with only their notebooks and backpacks.

I Told You So: The Common App Hammers Home the Side Effects of Procrastination

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | College
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

At the risk of sounding all doom and gloom, sometimes you need to anticipate potential disasters to keep you on a timely track.

Why Alumni Salaries Matter and Why Some Colleges Wish They Didn't

Lydia Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lydia Frank

So, what's the solution? Measure nothing and continue to see our college graduates move back home with their parents after school under a mountain of student-loan debt? Know yourself? How about support yourself?

Much aMOOC About Nothing?

John T. Delaney | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
John T. Delaney

The real reform to higher education is going to occur as the balance between in-person and technology-enhanced education is refined. Successful MOOCs will demonstrate where such refinement is occurring.

Big Dreams for a New Kind of Education on a Campus in Chile

David D. Burstein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
David D. Burstein

Unlike traditional higher education institutions which have to focus on rankings and faculty publication rates or start-up incubators which have to focus on exits and financing, Exosphere's only mandate is to focus on the whole student.

Race and College

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.

Why China Is Interested In Liberal Arts

AP | JUSTIN POPE and DIDI TANG | Posted 06.24.2013 | College

CHONGQING, China -- Determined to learn their way out of the Great Recession – or eager to rise above the deprivation of developing lands &ndash...

The Art of the Common App College Essay

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.

Creating Their Own Opportunities

Donna Randall | Posted 06.25.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The view that Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg advocates in her new book, Lean In, has been a matter of considerable debate. But her basic point resonates: Women must take charge of their own futures. So, how does her message translate for women now in college?

If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Yes, colleges must explore the power of online learning, but it is not enough to build Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and declare victory.

MOOCs: A Design Question to Consider

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

MOOCs (massive open online courses) is a relatively recent method of educational delivery -- where thousands of people across the world can access college-level courses for free anywhere there is an internet connection -- is being hailed by some as a revolution, and by others as a fad.

My Goldilocks Story of College Majors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Some students are lucky -- they know exactly what they want to do practically from the womb. As for the rest of us, it can be a very lengthy process of self-discovery before you realize what you're meant to do.

Engineering the Student Experience

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

For students, the real-world institutional experience -- the socialization, the sheer human contact with peers, faculty, and the institution at large -- can be one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of the college years.

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 ...

How Higher Ed Can Better Support Military Students

Jose E. Coll, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Jose E. Coll, Ph.D.

With a potential increase of veteran students attending college for the first time, there are protocols that will help student matriculate and prepare them for academic success.

Massive Online Open Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Jonathan D. Moreno

The precise contours of the massive online open courses experience and its implications for higher education remain a mystery to everyone, including the investors, institutions and instructors.

Jason Linkins

No, The Conflict At The University Of Virginia Has Got Nothing To Do With A 'Queen Bee Scenario'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

Back when the contretemps that's currently engulfing the University of Virginia concerning the ouster of University President Teresa Sullivan started ...

Zach Carter

University of Virginia Scandal Fingers Education's Corporate Masters

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

For more than two weeks, the University of Virginia has been in an uproar over the abrupt resignation of school President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan st...

Zach Carter

University Coup Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- The leadership coup at the University of Virginia was conducted by a governing board with profound financial means and limited professio...