05 juillet 2016

The for-profit student debt dilemma

By . College student loan debt has become a central focus of students and policymakers in the United States. Over the past ten years, the volume of outstanding college student loan debt has tripled, reaching more than $1 trillion and raising concerns for both students and policymakers. More...

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Transfer season: Lowering the barrier between community college and four-year college

By . Community colleges are a vital part of America’s opportunity structure, not least because they often provide a way into higher education for adults from less advantaged backgrounds. Each year there are around 10 million undergraduates enrolled at public, two-year colleges. More...

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Teacher pay around the world

By . More specifically, American teachers are underpaid when compared to teachers in the nations we compete with. Let me begin with a picture showing how we compare to Finland—everyone’s favorite educational success story and a country not noted for paying its teachers especially well. More...

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The crisis of higher education for Syrian refugees

By . I witnessed the collapse of higher education in Syria firsthand. I lived and worked in eastern Syria as vice dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in the Raqqa campus of Al-Furat University. More...

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Peer advisors provide low-cost support for male undergraduates

By . College dropout rates are quite high, and at least partially offset the recent trend of increases in college enrollments in the U.S. First-generation students, those attending college for the first time in their families, experience particularly high dropout rates. More...

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How far we haven’t come? Racial disparities in education today

By Beth Stone. On June 8, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted a public event to discuss the intersection of race and education in 2016. With “Bringing education disparities to the forefront of the political debate,” a panel of community leaders and education experts gathered to discuss the importance of seizing the opportunity afforded by the ongoing national dialogue around racial and economic inequities. More...

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The NAEP proficiency myth

By Tom Loveless. NAEP does not report the percentage of students performing at grade level.  NAEP reports the percentage of students reaching a “proficient” level of performance.  Here’s the problem. That’s not grade level. More...

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Most disconnected youth have a high school diploma

By Martha Ross. Too many young people are falling off an economic cliff after graduating from high school. A new analysis of disconnected youth finds that approximately 2.2 million low-income 20-24 year olds are not in school and not working, increasing their risk of future poverty and unemployment. More...

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More on soft skills: Time to Flit the grit

By Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst. I have previously written in this space an analysis of the promise and perils of the embrace of soft skills by education reformers. More...

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Fewer field trips mean some students miss more than a day at the museum

By . As every good teacher knows, education is not just about academics. It is about broadening horizons and discovering passions. More...

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