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Friday, February 14, 2014
With college application deadlines behind us, families now need to turn to the financial aid process. Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president of Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization, and author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College (Penguin, 2003). Steinberg explains what you need to know about FAFSA and takes your questions.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Kelly Field, senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education covering federal higher education policy, explains President Obama's message on college affordability during a NY-Pennsylvania tour last week, and how a new value ranking would work. The president's plan includes some of the strategies SUNY has used to keep the cost of college down.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Should students be required to remain in school until age 18? That was the one concrete proposal for K-12 students in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. The president, who focused his speech on "leveling the playing field" when it comes to taxes and economic policy, also had high praise for teachers and expressed his support for local authority in public education.