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The DREAM Act: Keeping Our Promise to Our Kids

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The DREAM Act, reintroduced in Congress this week, would give talented young immigrants a clear path to citizenship. For many, every day that we don't pass this legislation is a day marked with uncertainty.

Keeping the DREAM Alive

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

Today, I joined Sen. Dick Durbin in re-introducing the DREAM Act in the Senate, reviving the effort to allow some of the best and brightest young students to give back to the country they call home.

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Chris Kirkham

10 States Launch Investigation Into For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Top prosecutors in 10 states have convened a joint investigation into potential violations of consumer protection laws by for-profit colleges, Kentuck...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Pop Goes The Higher Ed Bubble? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.03.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The average college graduate leaves school with $24,000 in debt and one in 10 are unable to find work of any kind. By year's end, student ...

Women Continue To Let Men Handle Their Retirement

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

You’ve heard the statistics: More women than ever are involved in household finances, with a quarter of them in control. Working women have surpasse...

Don't Blame Pell for the Cost of College

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 06.29.2011 | College
Jennifer Mishory

The cost of college is a complicated problem that demands real solutions, not misplaced blame. We can start by looking at policies to support and keep costs down at our public universities, colleges, and community colleges.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges Mount Unprecedented Battle For Influence In Washington | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

The morning after an 11th-hour deal to avert a government shutdown earlier this month, as many in Washington were still catching up on lost sleep...

Harvard University or Community College? Why the Choice Isn't As Crazy As It Sounds

John Hrabe | Posted 06.22.2011 | College
John Hrabe

Across the country, high school seniors are compiling pro/con lists to resolve the first big decision of their lives. Few of these dilemmas will come down to a choice between Harvard and community college. They should.

Cutting Education Funding To Reduce National Debt Will Only Hurt Our Economy

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Brian Rosenberg

History, evidence, and common sense all suggest that higher, better and more widespread levels of educational attainment are virtually certain to enhance the quality of both economic and civic life.

Survival of the American Dream: Beyond the Iraq War, Collapse of Lehman Brothers and Housing Crisis

Ryan McDermott | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Ryan McDermott

The survival of the American Dream is contingent upon preserving opportunities for those affected by home foreclosure to pursue higher education.

Tales From College Writing Courses: The Horrors Continue

Michael Roth | Posted 06.17.2011 | College
Michael Roth

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is chock-full of bonehead tales from the classroom. Some are amusing, but after a while they leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. Should a teacher be this condescending?

In The Public Interest: Ryan's Budget Is A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, Preying On Student Aid

Rich Williams | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Rich Williams

If this Congress is serious about job recovery, reducing access to college is the wrong approach. We should be investing in Pell Grants and looking for ways to increase the maximum Grant, not cut it.

Averting Higher Ed's Civic Hangover

Alexander Heffner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Alexander Heffner

The college admissions process is coming to a close for most high school seniors. What they probably haven't learned, however, is what it means to live and thrive in a community.

Student Vets Advocate Eases Difficult Transitions From Overseas

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact

Jeremy Glasstetter was building small airplanes at a private airstrip in Florida when the events of 9/11 forced him out of a job and led him to questi...

Separate Research and Teaching in Graduate Education

Herbert Gans | Posted 06.11.2011 | College
Herbert Gans

Imagine a "primitive" culture which prepares its shamans to explore its ancient mysteries and understand its current problems, but then puts them to work minding its young -- and there you have a reasonably fair description of the current state of graduate education in America

Higher Education: The New Bubble? | Posted 06.11.2011 | College

Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel. And Thiel -- the PayPal co-fo...

Education Will Bring Societies Together -- We Can't Depend on Governmental Diplomacy Alone

David J. Skorton | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.

How Tutoring May Be Harming Our Students

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Brian Harke Ed.D.

This shift toward hyper-focusing only on academic growth -- "over-tutoring" -- versus the growth of the whole student comes at a great cost to students.

Free'ish Solutions: Early Enrollment at College for Foster Youth

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Ambroz

In a time of unparalleled budget cuts and competition for limited resources, it is important to identify why this group should benefit from a privilege-like early/priority enrollment.

Cyberschools, Cyberlearning Integral to Education's Future

John M. Eger | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left behind the mainstream of world economic development.

The College Admissions Game (With Chinese Characteristics)

Michael Levy | Posted 06.01.2011 | Education
Michael Levy

Our educational system is brutal and dehumanizing, but the acceptance letter you receive will not determine your fate, job, happiness, or how much you will learn in the next four years.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman: Pell Grants Are Becoming 'The Welfare Of The 21st Century' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pell Grants are the nation's largest financial aid program, providing low-income students with grants to help pay for the rising cost of...

A College Education: It's Not a Product; It's a Platform

Michael Roth | Posted 05.30.2011 | College
Michael Roth

Bill Gates has been calling for a targeted investment in the sciences and engineering. Steve Jobs recently emphasized the arts and humanities as essential to the success of his company. So is education a PC or Mac?

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

To understand the answer to this query, ask yourself another, perhaps unfamiliar question: what do colleges and dental offices have in common?