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The ED’s Newest Recommendations Are a Step in the Right Direction in Solving the Student Debt Crisis

In the fight to keep the nation’s 1.5 trillion student loan bill from growing, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) may have just won a small victory. In its memo published on Mond...

In Higher Education, Department of Education, Student Financial Aid, Apr 17, 2019

Understanding Accreditation: Innovation and Edtech

In a December 2018 announcement, Secretary DeVos stated her agenda will promote “innovation” in higher education, including evaluating the current accreditation process. Some skeptics...

In Coding Boot Camps, Accreditation, Higher Education, Apr 10, 2019

Understanding Accreditation: The Basics

America’s higher education system is as wide reaching as it is diverse. Its ability to cater to the needs of disparate student populations means it is characteristically unique, but a...

In Higher Education, Accreditation, Apr 05, 2019

Does the Net Price Calculator do what Congress Promised it would do?

In the 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the law permitting the disbursement of federal student loans, Congress required colleges and universities to provide a n...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Student Loan Debt, Mar 30, 2019

Today's Executive Order: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

President Trump’s most recent executive order, Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities, is raising many eyebrows in the education communi...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Mar 22, 2019

The Myth of Meritocracy

Is the outrage over the college admissions scandal about the actions of rich parents and corrupt officials, or that it might force us to confront the myth of meritocracy?

In Higher Education, Mar 19, 2019

4 Takeaways from Mass Court Ruling on MIT Student Suicide Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts determined MIT could not be reasonably held responsible for graduate student Han Nguyen’s 2009 suicide. In its 44-page opinion, ...

In Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Privacy, May 08, 2018

When does a Campus' Big Data become a Student's Educational Record?

The University of Arizona recently announced its Smart Campus research initiative uses data collected from students’ ID to predict if a student will drop out or transfer to another in...

In Higher Education, Privacy, Mar 13, 2018

Can a Middle-Man Actually Reduce Costs?

What if MOOCs and traditional institutions worked together to address the two biggest problems facing US higher education: completion rates and student loan debt?

In College Tuition, Higher Education, MOOCs, Oct 27, 2017

College2.0?

It’s hard to have a discussion about higher education in America without quickly falling into a debate about cost, access, the achievement gap, student debt, and administrative bloat....

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Apr 30, 2017