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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Experiments, Experiments Everywhere!

February 17, 2009 | Blog

As you know, the only serious education research going on these days involves randomly assigning kids or classrooms to interventions….

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Need-Sensitive Admissions: A Follow-up

January 5, 2009 | Blog

Yesterday’s New York Times has a “data” piece in the Education Life section titled “How Sensitive Are They?” It lists…

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Higher Ed Cop Out #1

December 27, 2008 | Blog

The first in what I intend to be an ongoing series, these briefs will document practices that colleges and universities…

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UW-Madison: Researchers launch landmark study of financial aid

December 14, 2008 | Blog

Sara has been busy. Don’t believe me? Check out this press release that went out earlier this week from the…

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Who Says This Election Shouldn’t Be About Education?

September 18, 2008 | Blog

The staggering economy is clearly hitting working families, investors … and college students with financial need. The New York Times…

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In Praise of Audacious, Bodacious Men

June 6, 2008 | Blog

Starting today on a positive note, let us praise two guys with spectacular moves: Reason #1: Barack Obama. Quite simply,…

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Washington State Gets it Right for the Next Generation

May 9, 2008 | Blog

Washington State joined the ranks of states on the leading edge of promoting college-going among poor kids today when it…

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