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.

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. 

Chancellor Apple presents latest statistics on UH Grad rates

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

At the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, July 17, Chancellor Apple presented the latest statistics showing among other things, the graduation rates at UH. Also in the presentation are the latest budget cut proposals, one which to place a freeze on any new appointments has already taken effect. Check out the power point in […]

HEPC presents Testimony to UH Board of Regents

On July 16, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

At the July 17th Board of Regents meeting, HEPC Director Jim Shon and Researcher Shannon Hillman presented testimony to its members. Testimony included some recently gathered data on the issue of student debt and the rising tuition costs. HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th Dr. Shon HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th

A Short Voter’s Guide to Constitutional Amendments for Early Education Programs

On July 8, 2014, in Early Learning, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Were you aware that Hawaiian voters will soon be asked to make changes to Hawai’i’s constitution that allows for funding of private educational partnerships? Read our voter’s guide on the basics of the proposed amendments and what they mean for funding and the future of the islands early education system. A Short Voter’s Guide to […]

New studies and reports examine the Student Loan system and debt default here in Hawai’i.

On June 12, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

New studies released today spotlight the issue with the student loan system and how it affects those here in Hawai’i. Bloomberg Business Week focuses on why the Student Loan system is doomed to fail by ignoring the factor of ‘risk’ between student loans. Find the article here. Alia Wong of Civil Beat then looks at […]

Cost and Finanicial Aid Increasingly Influencing Student’s Choice of College

On March 8, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.

Now student debt is not just hurting students

On March 5, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too

ELLs and Nation’s Report Card: No Change in Reading and Math Performance

On November 13, 2013, in ELL, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week blog on Language and Learning, data from last week’s National Report Card has shown the state and progress of ELLs. Find it here.

Almanac of Higher Education 2013

On November 7, 2013, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Chronicle of Education comes a comprehensive list of data and analysis on the state of Higher Education for 2013. Find it here.

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