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As the Rich Get Richer, What’s a ‘Poor’ College to Do?

The wealth inequality gap is having an impact on higher education.

Five Must-Do Safety Tips in Architectural Design

There are five must-do safety tips for communities and schools to consider when they are upgrading and building new systems.

Calling the Question: Collaboration as Systemic Change

Collaboration between institutions - from the local to the national scale - is emerging as an efficient and politically adept way to strengthen participating colleges over the long term by making changes in common that would not be possible to contemplate alone.

The President's FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation's Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

Steps Towards Student Retention

Don’t assume your institution has a student retention plan in place. Instead, look at what’s working for other schools and adapt those programs to meet your own needs.

Curtailing Sexual Abuse and Violence on College Campuses

Colleges and universities in the U.S. need to step up their game to help victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence and to prevent future assaults too often related to alcohol abuse.

2014 MidTerm Election

Recent polls have surveyed public attitudes toward school voucher and charter school programs. Last year, a Gallup poll found that 70 percent of Americans opposed school vouchers, the highest percentage in two decades of polling on the question. The public's view of charter schools is positive. A 2014 Gallup poll found that support for charter schools rose to 70 percent, up from 68 percent in 2013.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on Aug. 1 and returns on Sept. 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so. Yes, they are off campaigning for himself or herself or someone else, as well as taking a vacation. Many would question whether they deserve it, given the number of critical issues left unresolved or unfinished.



Higher Education: When Relevance is Not Enough

In moments of cultural stress, higher education must take special pains to meet the tests of relevance and usefulness. In doing so, we must not abdicate the larger and longer-term responsibility to prepare the next generation.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on August 1 and returns on September 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so.

Higher Education: The Questions of the Cross Examination

Higher education is in the dock in 2014. The questions are flying. Why does it cost so much? Why do so many students not finish? What do we have to show for the trillion dollars in student loan debt?

Slowly Moving In the Right Direction, But One Step At A Time

As the 2014 mid-term elections get closer, members of Congress have found at least one issue where they have come to an agreement that is both bipartisan and bicameral. After months of negotiations, leaders from the House and Senate introduced the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Four Mistakes Universities Make When Expanding Their Campus

Certain colleges and universities across the country are making plans in 2014 to expand their campus footprint and acquire more real estate. The question is, how do they carefully manage the potential challenges and risks, and implement a successful and efficient plan?

Working Towards A Mid-Term Election

As Congress moves nearer to the 2014 mid-term election, some effort is underway in both chambers to find common ground on less controversial issues.

The President's FY2015 Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama announced his proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. In recent years, the President’s budget has become more of a ritual than a reality. Maybe better described as a White House wish list. Though required by statute, these budgets are usually dead on arrival and until last year, nothing was ever resolved quickly or on time.

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