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  • Washington state’s new financial aid program serves today’s students those who hire them

    Last March, the Seattle Times ran a powerful joint opinion editorial cowritten by Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith. Joining him were U…

  • Listening to Learners: What Non-Completers Have to Tell Us About Education Policy

    Policymakers recognize that to remain competitive in a global, tech-enabled world, the United States will need an ever more educated and skilled population. Fo…

  • Encouraging State Higher Ed Investments through Federal-State Partnerships

    As the nation prepares for yet another attempt at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, it is crucial to remember the history of this seminal legislation as …

  • CMT Shines Spotlight on Tennessee Community Colleges

    I first heard about CMT’s “Empowering Education” initiative late last year when the country music network announced it would stage free concerts at four Tennes…

  •  A Q&A with Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for the Brookings Institution 

    Insights & Outlooks: How did you originally develop a passion for education, both personally and as a career? What are the issues that inspire you most tod…

  • An Insider’s Look at Postsecondary Education in Louisiana

    A Q&A with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner, Louisiana Commission of Higher Education  Today’s students are more diverse, older and juggling multiple dema…

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