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Category: Higher Education


Educational Stages, Higher Education

A nudge and a discount helped bring students back to college, study finds

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The study split 27,028 former students into three groups. One received texts about the enrollment process and key deadlines, one received that information plus a tuition waiver for one course, and another was the control group. Noting that the process […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Public opinion on college affordability unchanged in new poll

January 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Myriad studies have highlighted potential barriers to paying for college, especially among low-income students and other vulnerable populations. A recent report from the National College Access Network identified fewer than half of U.S. public colleges as being affordable for poor […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Majority of faculty, students prefer face-to-face instruction

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The portion of students who are enrolling in distance learning courses, which are almost always online, continues to rise. Nearly 35% of students, including those at the graduate-level, enrolled in at least one distance learning class in the fall of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How one state plans to recover from higher ed divestment

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As automation replaces millions of low-skill jobs in the U.S., the economies of some states that rely on manufacturing or have large rural regions, such as Louisiana, are left particularly vulnerable to this so-called “robot revolution.” Higher education leaders in […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online

December 9, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet the longform research typical to disciplines like English, history and sociology can […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Virginia Commonwealth U pilots taking attendance through Wi-Fi

November 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Whether attendance should be mandatory in college courses has been a long-standing debate in higher education. Attendance is a key indicator of student performance, VCU officials wrote on a website detailing the program. And so the school is attempting to […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?

November 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When black students at the University of Michigan took to Twitter several years ago to critique campus policies and culture, one tweet in particular caught the attention of college administrators. The post (perhaps one like this) described how alienating and […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

LA Unified joins legal fight against Juul

October 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

LAUSD’s class action lawsuit, filed in a California superior court, argues vaping is contributing to student absenteeism, which affects the district’s state funding. In his statement, Beutner also described increases in behavior problems and incidents of students vaping cannabis. Absenteeism […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

‘This is the bust’: Colleges tackle the challenge of regional consolidation

October 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Regional colleges have long played the role of community economic engines. For many students, the educational experience they offer is more aligned with the needs and opportunities in the local workforce than is that of their state’s flagship institution. But […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News, Secondary Education

Will colleges’ push to graduate more teachers pay off?

September 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The teacher shortage is growing in the U.S., but it’s an uphill battle for many colleges looking to create more candidates. More institutions are starting boutique programs, taking the time to build relationships with high school and even middle school […]