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Educational Stages, Higher Education

The Many Reasons Students Quit College

August 2, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

There are 36 million Americans who have earned some college credit, but not an actual degree. More colleges than ever are trying to help these students return to finish what they started. But so far, colleges are better at attracting […]


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Public trust in colleges lags among Gen Z

August 2, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

At a time when American institutions across the board are taking hits to their trustworthiness, colleges outranked the government, corporations and media organizations on the trust scale — even by groups who broadly reported low levels of trust , the […]


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Medical Students Walk Out on Anti-Abortion Speaker

July 25, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

In the weeks before the speech, students petitioned to have the speaker changed. The speaker was Kristin Collier, an assistant professor at the medical school. She has spoken out many times against abortion. “While we support the rights of freedom of […]


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U of Michigan Hires New President

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Michigan will hire Santa Ono, a biomedical researcher and experienced higher education administrator, as its 15th president and first of Asian descent. The decision was made via unanimous vote by Michigan’s eight-member Board of Regents at a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Business Leaders Say Computer Science Needs to Be A Core Subject

July 12, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Today, a collection of more than 500 prominent business, education and nonprofit leaders called on states to update their K-12 curriculum to make computer science a core subject. In a letter sent to governors from all fifty states, they write, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State auditor to probe how community colleges spent money meant to hire full-time faculty

June 29, 2022

Via: EdSource

Community college faculty groups, claiming local officials are misspending money meant to hire more full-time professors, have won the attention of state lawmakers who ordered an audit that will be conducted this year. At issue is $100 million lawmakers approved […]


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4 ways ed leaders can prepare for funds in newly enacted gun safety bill

June 27, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With the enactment of the $13 billion Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, schools will have an influx of available federal funds to put toward expanding mental health supports and improving learning conditions and school safety. President Joe Biden, who has urged […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

IIE Report Shows Rebound in International Students in U.S.

June 24, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

International students are returning en masse to U.S. campuses after the challenges of COVID-19 limited student mobility for the last two years, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education. While only 8 percent of U.S. campuses […]


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Ed Department strikes $6B settlement with students who attended for-profits

June 23, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The settlement agreement could bring to a close a yearslong legal dispute over hundreds of thousands of borrower defense claims. The list of institutions whose borrower defense claimants will receive automatic relief is wide-ranging — it includes currently operating colleges, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Fitch: Education sector’s credit quality strong, but pressures on the rise

June 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A district’s credit rating is an indicator of fiscal health and is taken into consideration when school systems seek loans and refinance debt. Higher credit ratings could result in lower interest rates for loans. Several independent companies provide credit ratings […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges can steer away from higher ed’s demographic cliff

June 20, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

For the last seven years, I have taught a course on analytics at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Every day, my students and I talk about how major companies and startups use business intelligence and analytics […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Are teachers in your district spending more time on SEL?

June 17, 2022

Via: eSchool News

More than 80 percent of teachers say they are spending more time than ever on social-emotional learning (SEL), according to a new survey. Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) released its State of Education May 2022 Report, which surveyed over 2,000 U.S. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

What’s so great about online teaching?

June 13, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Had I been asked what I thought about online teaching two years ago, I would probably have given you quite an earful of the many known shortcomings of virtual teaching modalities, including the challenges to student engagement and community building. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Closing the College Preparation Gap

June 13, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Perhaps you, like me, were shocked to read that one of the nation’s most influential literacy experts and a longtime champion of “whole language” reading instruction, Teachers College’s Lucy Culkins, has rewritten her curriculum to embrace phonics. As The New […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

The Case for Making Classrooms Phone-Free

June 6, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Two years ago, I was a champion for phones in the classroom. I was part of the team that was like, “These are incredible! Let’s bring them in and use them for learning!” I’ve recently changed my stance. Next year […]


Education Tech

Edtech Should Be More Evidence-Driven

June 3, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Over the past decade, global investment in edtech has soared to new heights. The urgent need to educate children at home created by COVID-19 lockdowns turbocharged already existing momentum, and analysts now expect edtech expenditure to reach an eye-watering $300 […]


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Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Support In-Home Learning All Summer Long

June 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

To keep students engaged in learning all summer long, Discovery Education and its Social Impact Partners are offering students and caregivers an array of no-cost dynamic digital resources they can use at home. This selection of content inspires families to […]


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More states pass bills restricting transgender students on sports teams

June 1, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The current success of anti-transgender legislation comes as the U.S. Department of Education continues to postpone the release of new draft Title IX regulations, which are expected to include protections for LGBTQ students. After originally moving up its proposed regulations […]


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Teachers of the Year Say Educators Deserve More Trust

June 1, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Curiosity and creativity were on display when dozens of top teachers from around the U.S. gathered on the National Mall at the end of April. The educators were state winners of the Teacher of the Year program, hosted annually by […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student Loan Debt, Equity, and Forgiveness

May 31, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

On May 16, I sat in on May’s Public Policy Pop-Up at the American Council on Education, The Policy and Politics of Student Loan Forgiveness, with Terry Hartle and Jon Fansworth. I try to attend these monthly sessions when possible […]