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Guest post: Year-round Pell Grants are a lifeline

Here is a guest post from Vinton Thompson, president of the Metropolitan College of New York. The House majority has voted for large cuts in Pell Grant support for low-income college students. These cuts would be disastrous for many students...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 5, 2011; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy  | Tags:  Obama Pell cuts, Pell funding, Pell Grants, student aid colleges  
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Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 2, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics  | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, higher education cuts, Pell grants  
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Bill Gates talks about teacher pay, class size

This afternoon I am turning College Inc. over to K-12 education to report on a morning interview with Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft and, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, probably the most important philanthropist in education. Gates, 55,...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 28, 2011; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Public policy  | Tags:  Bill Gates, Gates class size, Gates Foundation, Gates NGA speech, Gates teacher pay  
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Fixing higher ed: Lumina's Jamie Merisotis

In a story that published Sunday in The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the story, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Finance, Online, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology  | Tags:  fixing higher education, higher education reform, wapo fixing higher education, washington post fixing higher ed  
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Guest post: We need 14 million more Hispanic degrees

Here is a guest post by Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund: As Hispanic Americans watch the batches of data flow out from the U.S. Census Bureau we have both a sense of pride and anxiety....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 23, 2011; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Attainment, Public policy, Students  | Tags:  aid, American Graduation Initiative, attainment, college completion, Frank Alvarez, Hispanic Scholarship Fund  
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Fixing higher ed: College Board's Sandy Baum

In a forthcoming story for The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. I will host a brief online Q&A on the fixes at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Click here to pose a question in advance. For...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 18, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy, Research, Technology  | Tags:  higher education reform, How to fix higher education, Post fixing higher ed, Sandy Baum College Board, Washington Post fix higher education  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Cornell's Skorton: Don't cut humanities, David J. Skorton , February 10, 2011
Guest post: New ED rules get funds to needy students, Daniel de Vise , February 7, 2011
Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Pell grant set at $5,550 for next academic year, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2011
More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes, Daniel de Vise , January 24, 2011
Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit, Daniel de Vise , January 19, 2011
12 notable higher education stories of 2010, Daniel de Vise , December 28, 2010
25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Daniel de Vise , December 2, 2010
Report: GMU scholar plagiarized in climate report, Daniel de Vise , November 23, 2010
A 'breakthrough' in fighting anti-Semitism on campus, Daniel de Vise , November 1, 2010
A state university retreats from language study, Daniel de Vise , October 13, 2010
'Public Talks' coming to a college library near you, Daniel de Vise , October 6, 2010
A million-dollar prize for community college smarts, Daniel de Vise , October 5, 2010
For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign, Daniel de Vise , September 22, 2010
Report: U.S. won't regain grad lead anytime soon, Daniel de Vise , September 21, 2010
Program boosts community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , September 20, 2010
Anne Arundel CC hosts Jill Biden, Daniel de Vise , September 17, 2010
Higher ed community focuses on Post, Kaplan, Daniel de Vise , August 24, 2010
Feds publish for-profit loan repayment rates, Daniel de Vise , August 16, 2010
Leading for-profit college responds to GAO report, Daniel de Vise , August 11, 2010
GAO report: How damaging to for-profits?, Daniel de Vise , August 5, 2010
Tangled up in FAFSA: Aid red tape run amok, Daniel de Vise , July 30, 2010
NVCC named a leader among community colleges, Daniel de Vise , July 29, 2010
U-Texas reconsiders dorm named for Klan leader, Daniel de Vise , July 1, 2010
U-Va.'s Casteen on community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , June 17, 2010
For-profits: two new rules that really matter, Daniel de Vise , June 16, 2010
Md. fund gives tax dollars to private colleges, Daniel de Vise , June 8, 2010
NVCC enrollment passes 70,000, Daniel de Vise , June 4, 2010
Subterranean Purple Line blues, Daniel de Vise , May 27, 2010
Taxpayers paid $17k a month for executive ed, Daniel de Vise , May 26, 2010
GMU tuition rises 8 percent, Daniel de Vise , May 6, 2010
A 24 percent tuition increase?, Daniel de Vise , April 29, 2010
Va. tuition up nearly 10 percent, Daniel de Vise , April 27, 2010
Coffee with Montgomery College President Pinkney, Daniel de Vise , April 22, 2010
G'town-gown relations strained, Daniel de Vise , April 19, 2010
For-profits vs. community colleges, Daniel de Vise , March 31, 2010
Student opposes Liberty U. health care lawsuit, Daniel de Vise , March 29, 2010
Feds sent students the wrong aid form, Daniel de Vise , March 26, 2010
Lawmaker proposes Maryland tuition cap, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 2010
Foes of student aid bill remain, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 2010
Coffee with UW President Emmert, Daniel de Vise , March 21, 2010
Bill would open college crisis records, Daniel de Vise , March 19, 2010
Student aid bill prompts hastily planned rallies, Daniel de Vise , March 19, 2010
Calculating the net price of college, Daniel de Vise , March 17, 2010
Montgomery College faces 'devastating' cuts, Daniel de Vise , March 16, 2010
U-Md. sends 38 to a Chicago event, Daniel de Vise , March 15, 2010
Hopkins: We will cut emissions by half, Daniel de Vise , March 12, 2010
Va. college leaders weigh in on discrimination, Daniel de Vise , March 11, 2010
Colleges extend spring term over snow days, Daniel de Vise , March 11, 2010
Coffee with U. of Oregon President Lariviere, Daniel de Vise , March 10, 2010
Chancellor Kirwan honored for leadership, Daniel de Vise , March 9, 2010
An HBCU president reflects on Obama's initiative, Daniel de Vise , March 5, 2010
California: "a denied dream", Daniel de Vise , March 5, 2010
California 'Day of Action': How big is it?, Daniel de Vise , March 4, 2010
NVCC veterans await benefits, Daniel de Vise , March 3, 2010
Coffee with Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
Obama moves to bolster HBCUs, Daniel de Vise , February 26, 2010
 
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