Do you think the cost of attendance at UH is not a problem…..?

On June 24, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

You may be surprised… Take a look at this short PDF we have complied of a few quick facts and statistics taken from our longer report on the issue (found in our Current Projects section). Is Cost of Attending UH a Problem_

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 […]

Reducing funding for education sees loss in Employment

On June 10, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Between June 2009, when the recession ended, and November 2012, the lowest point for local education employment, districts cut nearly 350,000 workers. They’ve hired fewer than 40,000 of them back since then. See review from website FiveThirtyEight Economics of how the US has reduced funding for education.

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

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