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Investing in Education

Benefits of College Experience Are Vast

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Despite the benefits, the current discussion about the value of education can be discouraging with more and more people seeing higher education as unattainable due to cost and accessibility.

In Praise of Helicopter Parents

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 03.09.2014 | College
Kathleen Reardon

I have explained to my children that when it comes to higher education, their parents are active co-investors. Thus we expect regular reports both from the universities and from them. Otherwise, both can expect to hear from us.

The Global Search for Education: Girls

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."

Community Colleges: Investing in American Education

Gail Mellow | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
Gail Mellow

It is time for the U.S. to invest in the infrastructure that will produce the most rapid and cost-effective changes in college graduation rates -- community colleges.

The Expense of Ignorance and the Value of Accountability

John A. Roush | Posted 05.25.2012 | College
John A. Roush

Rather than to Washington, our responsibility -- and accountability -- always has and always should have one clear focus. American families, above all, have every reason to expect accountability from higher education.

Top 10 Stories in Education in 2011

Meredith Ely | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

As 2011 comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on how innovation and perhaps failure have shaken up the education system.

No Big Ideas?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 10.20.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

It's easy to point to signs of anti-intellectualism in American, but I am encouraged by what appears to be a growing percentage of people, particularly young people, committed to making a difference. If you want to find big ideas today, look for people committed to impact.