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The Importance of Building Trust in Schools for Black Male Students

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

The messages we convey to students matter. They are deeply embedded long after they leave our classrooms. As we begin this school year, let's make sure we choose the right message.

What College Rankings Won't Tell You

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

selecting a college is a complex conversation. Underneath it all, rankings are harmfully laser-focused on narrow, time-lagged numerical measures, have hotly debated methodologies and fail to convey a true picture of the collegiate experience.

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Be a Savvy Scholar When It Comes to Choosing an Online or Community College Education

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

Fall ceremoniously signals the traditional back-to-school season and with that a myriad of questions and concerns from those seeking to enroll in onli...

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

Foreign Students and the U.S. Higher Education Admissions Market

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The fact is that American colleges and universities, especially smaller ones known for personalized attention, good counseling, and strong alumni networks, are doing a miserable job at recruiting students that they would welcome and who would add tremendous value to the campus community.

Experts: The White House Plan to Rate Colleges Has Major Issues

Mikhail Zinshteyn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Mikhail Zinshteyn

Though the rating system due out in the fall is widely viewed as a preliminary effort, onlookers worry its accountability provisions lack the data to evaluate schools accurately.

Options are Endless for Students Seeking to Design Video Games

Rich Taylor | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Rich Taylor

To help students interested in a career in game design get started, the Entertainment Software Association releases a state-by-state list of video game programs in higher education.

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

What Would You Change at the University?

Robert Shireman | Posted 09.10.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Governor Jerry Brown wants California's colleges and universities to do a better job getting students to graduation, and he wants it done without spending more.

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.

Educating Student-Entrepreneurs

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Student-entrepreneurs who graduate with an agile mindset can become pillars of the global economy, launching fresh ideas and revitalizing and reinvigorating the global marketplace in ways that benefit us all.

The Fleeting Dream of Homeownership

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

America's homeownership divide is not only a problem in and of itself, but a symptom of many other obstacles to wealth accumulation that disproportionately affect America's black population.

Millennial's Student Loan Repayment Disappointment

Leeanne Brennan | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Leeanne Brennan

I know that student loan service providers have absolutely no incentive to create an amazing, holistic customer experience... but a girl can dream can't she?

College Is Not a 'Ludicrous Waste of Money'

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
S. Georgia Nugent

Given his particular political history, we might also surmise that his intention is to advocate more, rather than fewer educational opportunities. But that's not what comes across. Not only is the title misleading, but the argumentation is poor.

Chalk Dust

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The technology is nice, but I like being back at the chalkboard. In any early class, I was really getting into it, throwing up a lot of chalk dust. Halfway through, I noticed students snickering, and that's never a good sign.

College Relations: Boston's Brains Behind the Olympics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For most of American history, America's colleges and universities have sat in isolated splendor as "cities upon a hill" separated by gates and green lawns from the towns in which they lived. In these circumstances, the college relied on its non-profit status as an educator and saw little value in extending its relationships very deep into the neighborhoods that surrounded it.

Education Is Worth the Investment

William J. Lowe | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
William J. Lowe

There is no greater financial investment in one's future than a college degree. While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

Duke's Historic LGBTQ-Inclusive Application Question Matters

Daniel Kort | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Daniel Kort

While most students do not identify as LGBTQ, the mere presence of this question sends a powerful message to the Duke community about diversity.

Escaping the Higher Education Stockholm Syndrome

Daniel Barabasi | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Daniel Barabasi

I wouldn't be one of the thoroughbreds the article describes, circling an endless track of exams, interviews and extracurriculars just to hit the next career step. At the very least, I'd build my own track.

Higher Education and the Politics of Free Spaces

Harry Boyte | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Put differently, it can be said that the democratic movement in higher education is inextricably linked to the future of democracy itself. At the center of this connection is the existence and rebirth of free spaces.

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With increasing economic growth, and the subsequent expansion of the middle class in regions like Latin America, there is a new market being created for quality post-secondary education.

Teaching Courage

David Van Zandt | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
David Van Zandt

The new emerging creative economy needs highly educated people who will not simply complete tasks, even highly intellectual ones. We need people who can identify and flexibly address and solve complex social and business problems.

This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes -- Or Prepare for Their Day in Court

Azhar Majeed | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Azhar Majeed

The majority of our nation's colleges and universities are not faring well when it comes to respecting freedom of speech.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...