Why Cursive Handwriting matters

On June 3, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

An interesting read from the New York Times on the importance of messy handwriting vs cursive and the process of attaining the latter.

Check out HEPC’s latest Policy report on Student Debt!

On May 11, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last few months, HEPC has been exploring the issue of student debt in a national context, and then more specifically here in our own backyard of Manoa. Check out our first look at the issue, ranging from exploring the living costs here in Hawai’i, to what UH system charges it’s students and how […]

Check out HERI’s new study on University Faculty.

On April 14, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2010–2011 HERI Faculty Survey. A report from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA which summarizes a national survey given to University faculty, looking at issues such as stress, race and gender, pedagogical practices and part-time faculty issues.

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

New study from NEPC “Does class size matter?”

On February 18, 2014, in School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

A new study from the National Education Policy Center shows the evidence in the benefits to smaller class sizes. Claiming that larger class sizes affect not only student’s immediate learning, but also their long term human capital, recommendations for schools include considerations for student’s learning while balancing efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Find the study here.

Find HEPC’s HERA handout HERE.

On February 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

On Saturday, Feb 1st, HEPC’s Director Jim Shon, Law Professor Liam Skilling, and researcher Shannon Hillman presented their conclusions on future areas for research on the Immigrants and English Language Learners conference. Check it out;  HERA Handout

New Survey of America’s Charter Schools

On January 31, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

From the Center for Education Reform comes the Survey Of America’s Charter Schools, 2014. The national survey on charter schools shows the average school receives 36% less funding and no facilities. Find the full report, including data and analysis here.    

OECD finds Project Based Learning Effective

On January 22, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

New report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development examines evidence for the effectiveness of project-based learning compared with traditional approaches in higher education learning. Find the full report here. 

HEPC’s Immigration and ELL Conference

On January 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Thanks to all who attended our Conference held on Saturday, the 18th at the Law School at UHM. WE will be posting resources used by our presenters and the Center shortly on our Current Projects page.

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