Reality Check: Obama is Standing for Students

August 27, 2013 | Blog

Since when did an effort to ensure that students receive a high-quality affordable education in exchange for their financial aid…

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UW-Madison Students Weigh in on Chancellor Candidates

March 15, 2013 | Blog

Two letters from students are circulating on campus this morning. Here they are.

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New Research: Shared Governance Promotes Cost-Effectiveness

November 1, 2012 | Blog

Good news for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students:  a new study suggests that shared governance lowers institutional costs per student.  The disintegration of…

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‘Education Does Not Begin Or End At The Schoolhouse Door’

March 10, 2010 | Blog

A lot of us in education policy get lost within our own locus of control. In my case, it’s all…

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How Much Can Hiking the Sticker Price Hurt Poor Kids?

April 28, 2009 | Blog

They just give up. Period. My husband drew my attention to a new study published in the April issue of…

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What is the Evidence on High-Tuition High-Aid Models?

April 26, 2009 | Blog

Inquiring minds want to know… and those of us optimistic about the future of education in this country, and the…

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UPDATE: Higher Ed Cop Out #1

March 31, 2009 | Blog

It’s a trend! According to the New York Times: “Facing fallen endowments and needier students, many colleges are looking more…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative

March 27, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison’s chancellor is in the midst of spreading the good word about her Initiative for Undergraduates. On the surface, much…

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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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Wacky Wednesday (Yes, I Know It’s Thursday)

March 12, 2009 | Blog

Wacky Wednesday. That’s what the locals call Wednesday afternoons when teachers in Wyoming’s Laramie County School District 2 send the…

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