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How Colleges Can Produce More Career-Ready Grads

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Jessica Pliska

The value of college is more and more frequently linked to career outcomes for students, and that is creating shockwaves in higher education. It's h...

Here's Why You Should Care About Malia Obama's New Job

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Jessica Pliska

Instead of griping about how Malia uses her dad's connections to campaign donors, we should be applauding her for learning early on how to open the right doors. More importantly, we should be making sure our own children learn the same lessons.

What Does Daniel Craig Have in Common With Low-Income Students?

Jessica Pliska | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jessica Pliska

British movie star Daniel Craig is accustomed to difficult situations. He plays James Bond, the suave and shrewd British spy who manages to escape from one impossible scenario after another.

When Students Are Unprepared for College, the Solution Isn't Remedial Classes

Jessica Pliska | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Jessica Pliska

As a nation we have expanded access to college for more students than ever, a tremendous accomplishment. However, we have failed at making sure they can graduate.

To Reach Career Goals, Low-Income Students Need More Than Classroom Learning

Jessica Pliska | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Jessica Pliska

We rely on schools to teach students how to read, write and even solve complex problems, but we can't ask our education system to give them the career exposure or the connections that they need to put their education to use.