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Chronicle of Higher Education - Commentary
July 23, 2014
Angel B. Pérez writes: At a time when the White House is paying a lot more attention to the work of higher education and challenging selective colleges in America to solve the problem of "undermatching," almost no one is dealing with what really impedes access. Are colleges going to change current metrics used to define "success" in an effort to create more opportunity? Are external agencies (including the federal government) going to rate colleges favorably when they admit more students whose numbers don’t measure their true potential? Until we see a fundamental shift in how we define institutional success, we will continue excluding millions of deserving young people from higher education.
Hechinger Report - Commentary
July 23, 2014
This is no surprise: we all rely on our own experiences in forming our ideas of how learning works. But the experiences of ed tech creators and promoters are notably influential—and notably unusual. Most people are not autodidacts. In order to learn effectively, they need guidance provided by teachers. They need support provided by peers. And they need structure provided by institutions. Amid all the effusions about how ed tech will “change the way we learn,” however, these needs rarely merit a mention.
Inside Higher Education
July 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education will give its blessing -- and grant federal aid eligibility -- to colleges' experimentation with competency-based education and prior learning assessment. On Tuesday the department announced a new round of its “experimental sites” initiative, which waives certain rules for federal aid programs so institutions can test new approaches without losing their aid eligibility.
Chronicle of Higher Education
May 1, 2014
In a recent surge of demands that colleges step up their response to rape, students have put their faith in the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX. Meant to prohibit sex discrimination, the law requires colleges to investigate and resolve reports of sexual misconduct—including assault—whether or not the police are involved.
April 25, 2014
Fox News often promotes myths about student loan debt in the United States, misinforming about everything from the lack of protections borrowers receive, to the unsubtantiated claim that student loans drive up college costs, to the myth that struggling borrowers are taking a government handout. As the two-year anniversary of student debt surpassing $1 trillion takes place this week, here is a sample of the network's past student loan misinformation.
ACA international - Press Release
April 24, 2014
The American Student Assistance organization finds that additional numbers on default rates and the larger population of borrowers who struggle with repayment would help address education debt in the U.S. More data is needed to reflect the level of American consumers negatively impacted by student loan repayment issues, according to a new report from American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization focusing on responsible student loan borrowing and repayment.
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