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A Program is Not a Plan

January 12, 2011

One of the main thrusts of what has come to be called \the undergraduate student success movement\" is misguided. Yes

A New Model Community College

January 3, 2011

When for-profit companies team up with traditional colleges to offer instruction, many academics object.

Study Less, Earn More

January 3, 2011

When it comes to higher education, more may not always be better -- at least when it comes to starting salaries for graduates.

Is Going To An Elite College Worth The Cost?

December 16, 2010

As hundreds of thousands of students rush to fill out college applications to meet end-of-the-year deadlines, it might be worth asking them: Is where you spend the next four years of your life that important?

A Lack of Leadership

December 12, 2010

Between them, Patrick M. Callan, Jane Wellman and Dennis P. Jones have seen close-up plenty of incomplete and unsuccessful efforts to improve higher education.

Setting State Targets

December 8, 2010

Spurred by President Obama’s rhetoric and the work of a few influential foundations, many states have echoed the national call for more community college graduates by setting their own completion goals in recent months.

The Certificate Solution

December 6, 2010

A key goal of the Obama administration has been to create an environment in which every American receives at least one year of postsecondary education.

Too much choice?

December 1, 2010

Too much choice can overwhelm college students, writes Judith Scott-Clayton, an assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia in the New York Times.