New Report Explores the Trends in State Financial Aid.

On November 19, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, Tuition, by Shannon Hillman

Exploring the Trends within State Financial Aid. States take a wide variety of approaches in making investments in postsecondary financial aid. A new report from the Education Commision of the States reviews several trends in state financial aid programs enacted through state legislatures in the 2013 and 2014 sessions Find the full report here.

University Lab School ranks high among OECD Benchmarking.

On November 17, 2014, in News & Events, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has recently released a report that reveals the results of four public charter schools, including University Laboratory School (ULS) that participated in an international exam to measure their academic success against both students in the U.S. and those in developed countries. The report looks at the performance of students at […]

Why Colleges Don’t Want to be Judged by Grad Rates.

On October 23, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a recent article addresses recent initiatives from the White House on ranking colleges based on graduation rates as a measure of institutional success. Read the article here.

NYC small school project shows promising results.

On October 18, 2014, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From NPR, a recent project done by MDCR, funded by the Gates Foundation, which enrolls 100 students per grade shows promising results in getting students to enroll in college. Read the full article here.

Chicago to make Community College free.

On October 18, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From Inside Higher Ed, an article which explores Chicago’s recent decision to supply scholarships to Community Colleges for select High school graduates. Read the full article here.

HEPC Director Jim Shon interviews with Civil Beat

On September 24, 2014, in Early Learning, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Listen to Civil Beat’s Pod Squad interviews our own Director, Jim Shon to talk about using public funds for private preschool education, the appropriate age for kindergarteners, and classroom temperatures.  Find the episode at Civil Beat. Alternatively, if you are not a subscriber, find it on iTunes.

Are you a UH Student concerned with Tuition? Take our survey!

On August 28, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Dear University of Hawaii Student.   Concerned about tuition, the cost of living, future student debt?     Over the last year, there has been much interest in the issue, but little data on how UH students themselves feel and experience higher costs. We at the Hawai’i Educational Policy Center want to voice students’ concerns […]

Exploring the Upcoming Student Loan Explosion.

On August 21, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

The Huffington Post has come out with a series of charts and graphs that show the ongoing issue of debt and how the last few years has particularly forced borrowers to assess their values. Check out the full article here. 

New Policy Brief on International Data shows educational and other researchers what they are missing out on.

On August 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

In a new policy brief, we explore the PISA and TIMSS international tests. Reviewing what is taken away from the tests, the brief explores the multitudes of data that is readily available for anyone willing to take the time and look through it. Check out the brief in full below. Attention Education Researchers; 2015 is […]

New study find 31 million student with some college, no degree.

On August 1, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

A new report from the National Clearinghouse House shows that 31 million adults have some experience with college, but no degree. The report studies this phenomenon as well as what the value of ‘some college’ can be for those who feel like college is not their path. Find the report here.

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