Insights & Outlooks

Reimagining Higher Ed for Equity and Student Parent Success

“Was higher ed designed for minority students?”  A student asked this question during a Temple University “Sociology of Education” class…

Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed,…

COVID-19

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I am in my senior year and want to take advantage of networking opportunities for my future career, but do I just become a non-present parent for my kids? Do I delay adjusting my immigration status until I am done with school, but risk losing status and being deported? What do I do? It’s a question no one else can answer for me.

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Fall 2020: A Senior In The Making, A Mother Soon Breaking

I, like the rest of nearly four million student parents, am already juggling a million different tasks all at…

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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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