FY 2010 Federal Education Budget

May 7, 2009 | Blog

The Obama Administration released details of the President’s FY 2010 federal budget today. Here is a fact sheet from the…

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Why Reverse Transfer?

April 17, 2009 | Blog

Today’s Inside Higher Ed covers an article I wrote with UW-Madison doctoral student Fabian Pfeffer on the topic of reverse…

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The Best Ideas Seem to Come Out of Thin Air

April 11, 2009 | Blog

I was at dinner with a group of community college leaders last month when one administrator began to tell me…

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Duncan Appoints College Access Assistant

March 30, 2009 | Blog

Alexander Russo reports on This Week in Education (“USDE: “Another Windy City Pick For Duncan”) that Greg Darnieder, former head…

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Ideas Worth Exploring

March 19, 2009 | Blog

You’ll have to forgive me for not writing a nice post in complete sentences this morning, as I’m running/flying between…

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Obama Gets It Right

February 26, 2009 | Blog

God, I love having smart people in the administration! This morning I listened as Bob Shireman and Ceci Rouse unveiled…

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A Class Gap in the "Gap Year"

January 1, 2009 | Blog

Thanks to Joanne Jacobs’s blog for alerting me to yet another story on the trend of high school graduates taking…

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College Support Programs in Beantown

December 11, 2008 | Blog

Today’s Boston Globe ran a terrific story (‘College Counselors Fill Role Of Parent‘) by James Vaznis about Boston-based nonprofits that…

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Palin is a Swirling Student!

October 1, 2008 | Blog

What a day! Today, the day before the VP Candidate faceoff (I can hardly wait!), the AP busts out with…

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Moving Beyond Access

August 13, 2008 | Blog

While the proportion of high school graduates going on to college has risen dramatically, the percent of entering college students…

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