Higher Ed


  • Trump administration pares back DACA ahead of an uncertain fall

    The decision to shorten renewal timelines and reject new requests affects tens of thousands of college students.

    By Hallie Busta , July 28, 2020
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    Study: Remedial math in high school leads to 'modest' boost in college credit

    The authors note co-requisite courses in college are more beneficial, but it will take more comprehensive support to increase two-year completion rates. 

    By Linda Jacobson • Feb. 19, 2020
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    Report: Diversifying teacher workforce, linking preservice to later performance among 'high-priority issues'

    National Academies research notes having same-race teachers benefits students of color, but also suggests all teachers should recognize the "assets students are bringing into the classroom."

    By Linda Jacobson • Feb. 12, 2020
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    As colleges back off standardized tests, ACT offers section retakes

    The test company plans to let students retake parts of the exam starting next year, a move that comes as some question its value in admissions.

    By Hallie Busta • Updated Oct. 11, 2019
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    Ed Next poll: Support for choice increases, but confusion over charters remains

    This year's results also show gaps between adults and their high school-age children when grading local schools.

    By Linda Jacobson • Aug. 20, 2019
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    Teachers sue Ed Dept over denied loan forgiveness

    A new lawsuit claims the department failed to correctly implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program with intentional administrative errors.

    By July 11, 2019
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    PreparED: Prospective principals embrace thrill of leadership in revamped pipeline program

    The culmination of a professional development program for school principals highlights potential roadblocks in partnerships between K-12 and higher ed.

    By Linda Jacobson • June 5, 2019
  • Report: K-12 spending still reeling from 'lost decade' of economic growth

    Overall, states missed out on roughly $283 billion in tax revenue during the past 10 years, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    By Linda Jacobson • June 4, 2019
  • Diploma requirements still out of step with higher ed eligibility in most states

    Adding career and STEM courses to high school graduation requirements isn't enough to ensure students are eligible for college, a new report finds.

    By Linda Jacobson • May 20, 2019
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    Johns Hopkins University launches school safety center for improved training, research

    The hub will provide courses, lectures, a microcredential and other forms of education for school leaders, counselors and teachers.

    By Amelia Harper • May 15, 2019
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    Deans for Impact launches teacher prep learning science initiative

    Using a $1.5 million Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant, the nonprofit wants to help make the science of how students learn more accessible to educators.

    By Linda Jacobson • March 19, 2019
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    Data show inequity in who takes dual enrollment classes

    Lower participation among black and Hispanic students and those whose parents didn't go to college, highlights concerns for such programs.

    By James Paterson • Feb. 12, 2019
  • AP credits offer multiple benefits once students reach college

    Pell Grant recipients with AP credits are more likely to earn their degrees in a shorter length of time.

    By Linda Jacobson • Nov. 26, 2018
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    Student Voice launches online community to connect young activists

    In recognition of International Students' Day, Director of Strategy Megan Simmons explains why educators should encourage students to join.

    By Megan Simmons • Nov. 16, 2018
  • K-12, higher ed partnerships bring benefits to both

    Working with nearby colleges and universities can help schools and postsecondary institutions expand students' opportunities.

    By Amelia Harper • Oct. 8, 2018
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    Are your students career ready?

    Are career-ready programs getting enough attention and rigor? 5 tips for improving CTE assessments.

    Sept. 17, 2018
  • iOS developer, machine learning engineer top Gen Z's list of dream jobs

    The incoming generation of college students are drawn to such careers, having grown up during the Great Recession and the post-iPhone tech wave.

    By Hallie Busta , Valerie Bolden-Barrett • Sept. 12, 2018
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    Another state to offer free dual-enrollment courses

    High school students in Montana will be able to take two dual-enrollment courses through the state university system, saving them an average of $1,190.

    By James Paterson • Sept. 6, 2018
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    Dual enrollment is increasing college-going behavior, but only for some students

    These programs offer a taste of the college experience, but certain limitations hinder access for students from underserved backgrounds.

    By Shalina Chatlani • Aug. 27, 2018
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    No clear answer on how families will use 529 accounts

    A National Conference of State Legislatures official says it will be another six months before it's known if 529 funds are being used for private K-12 school tuition — a prospect that worries some colleges and lawmakers.

    By Linda Jacobson and Jean Dimeo • Aug. 1, 2018
  • University building pathway to college for rural K-12 students

    The University of Iowa is working with K-12 schools to provide extra support in STEM courses to improve children's pathways to college.

    By James Paterson • July 23, 2018
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    Considering socioeconomic status key to boosting college enrollment

    Students in the lowest socioeconomic groups are less likely to enroll in college than their wealthier peers, even if their academic track records are the same. 

    By Shalina Chatlani • July 12, 2018
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    Report: Ed Dept more lenient on OCR investigations, closes 1,200 due to insufficient evidence

    The closed investigations began during the Obama administration, and the department insists it is still committed to enforcement.

    By June 22, 2018
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    Trump administration releases plan to combine Education, Labor departments

    The proposal likely will face opposition from Congress, even as national leaders shift the way they view the purpose of education.

    By Autumn A. Arnett • June 22, 2018
  • Research partnership to examine factors throughout K-12 that contribute to earning a college degree

    Officials hope the project will also provide useful answers in the near future.

    By Linda Jacobson • June 13, 2018