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Category: Higher Education


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 […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Coupling Recruitment With Retention Can Drive up Graduation Rates

September 18, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Colleges and universities are struggling to keep students focussed long enough to graduate within a reasonable amount of time after they first enroll. In the U.S., only about 60 percent of undergraduates earn their degrees in six years. The rest […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

U of Alaska System will consider alternatives to merging

September 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When the U of Alaska’s regents agreed to move forward with a one-university model, they were facing a 41% reduction in state support over a single year. Since then, however, the governor struck a deal with the system to reduce […]


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

Increasing College Readiness Among Hispanic Students

September 13, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

New research from ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning and Hispanic media company Univision Communications Inc. has produced three recommendations for increasing college readiness among Hispanic students. Hispanic students make up about 18 percent of the college student population, and […]


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

Federal watchdog: Colleges could do more to help parents pay for child care

September 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Institutions are struggling to keep up with nontraditional learners’ needs. In 2016, 22% of undergraduates were student-parents, and half of them were also working full-time. Juggling those competing priorities — job, education and children — can make it considerably harder […]