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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion An Economist Explains How to Make College Pay
Rick Hess speaks with Beth Akers about practical advice regarding how to choose a college, what to study, and how to pay for it.
Rick Hess, June 10, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness College Enrollment Dip Hits Students of Color the Hardest
The pandemic led to a precipitous decline in enrollment for two-year schools, while four-year colleges and universities held steady.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 3, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion There’s Insurance for Homes or Cars—Why Not College Degrees?
Rick Hess talks with Wade Eyerly, the CEO of Degree Insurance, about the company's plan to make investing in a college degree less risky.
Rick Hess, April 29, 2021
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Sympathetic to College Athletes' Challenge to NCAA Rules on Education Aid
The justices weighed a case about the definition of amateurism in college athletics that may trickle down to high school and youth sports.
Mark Walsh, March 31, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Straight Up Conversation: The Guy Who's Teaching Professors to Teach
I recently chatted with ACUE president Jonathan Gyurko about his organization's efforts to teach professors to be excellent educators, not just subject-matter experts.
Rick Hess, June 25, 2020
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School & District Management Student Cheating at Issue as College Board Rolls Out Online AP Exams
The College Board's national experiment with virtual AP exams gets underway this week amid accusations and stern warnings about student cheating.
Gabrielle Wanneh, May 12, 2020
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High school senior Alexis Campbell of Fayetteville, Ga., visited George Washington University in Washington before the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down live, on-campus tours for prospective students. Now she is considering whether to enroll in a school closer to home in the fall.
High school senior Alexis Campbell of Fayetteville, Ga., visited George Washington University in Washington before the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down live, on-campus tours for prospective students. Now she is considering whether to enroll in a school closer to home in the fall.
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Classroom Technology 'Summer Melt' Could Be a Flood as Seniors Shift College Plans
Faced with uncertainty, new financial concerns, and the prospect of more remote learning, and confusion, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors are reconsidering where and whether they’ll pursue higher education.
Gabrielle Wanneh, April 24, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Students Petition Colleges for SAT and ACT Flexibility Due to Coronavirus
Worried that coronavirus testing disruptions will harm their college applications, a coalition of student groups is calling on colleges and universities to accept applications without SAT or ACT scores when application season starts up again next fall.
Catherine Gewertz, March 23, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Not Every Student Should Go to College. And That's OK
We should understand when going to college for the wrong reasons is worse than not going at all, write Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta.
Michael B. Horn & Bob Moesta, March 10, 2020
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Special Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of short news stories from this week.
January 21, 2020
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Federal What the FAFSA Simplification Trump Signed Means for Students
The cumbersome process of applying for federal student aid will be a bit easier after President Trump signed a bill that simplifies the FAFSA form Thursday.
Evie Blad, December 19, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Video From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 1: 'Not giving up on school'
For several months in 2019, Education Week followed two college-bound students—Temeya Gachupin and Justin Madalena—who come from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico, so that we could tell their personal and academic stories.
Erin Irwin, December 19, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Many Young People Think a High School Diploma Is Enough, Poll Finds
Two new polls offer more evidence that Americans—and especially young Americans—are skeptical whether the investment in higher education is necessary or worth it.
Catherine Gewertz, November 14, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Higher-Ed. Legislation Bubbling in Congress
It may be a slow time for K-12 activity on Capitol Hill, but you can't say the same about higher education: In the last several weeks, both Democrats and Republicans have introduced bills designed to address college access, costs, and other policies.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 29, 2019
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