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Article: May, 2015

Trends in College Pricing (Source; CollegeBoard, May 2015)

The latest data for the 2014-15 for In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change, as analyzed by CollegeBoard.com.

Find the article and data here.

 

Article, August, 2014

Exploring the Upcoming Student Loan Explosion.

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. 

 

Article; July, 2014

New Studies on Student Debt from the White House

The White House has recently released a report detailing the current state of student debt in America and plans to alleviate such, making higher education more affordable. Find the full report here.

 

Article; March, 2014

Student debt is not just hurting students

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

 

Article: 2014

Cost and Financial Aid Increasingly Influences Student’s Choice of College; A higher education study from UCLA

 

Article; November, 2013

Helping Diverse Learners Master The Common Core

From the Editorial Projects in Education “Moving beyond the Mainstream-  Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core”. Find it here.

 

Article; October, 2013

Renewing the Higher Education Act

From The Chronicle of Higher Education  comes the basics about the Higher Education Act and why we need to pay attention to its reauthorization. Find the article here.

 

Article; October, 2013

Four decades of failed school reform

From the Washington Post, author Patrick Welsh recounts his experiences with school reforms over the last forty years in his time as an English teacher. Article found here.

 

Article; October, 2013

Science Standards Challenges Envisioned for Next-Generation Science Tests

Amidst growing fights over Common Core standards and tests for math and English, the common science standards have been quietly gaining steam. But some experts predict that measuring student progress under these standards may require even more testing innovation than the Common Core. So far, seven states have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards. See an article on Washington’s adoption of the standards. (Education Week, premium article access compliments of edweek.org, 10/02/13) Found here.

 

Article; October, 2013

Renewing the Higher Education Act

From The Chronicle of Higher Education  comes the basics about the Higher Education Act and why we need to pay attention to its reauthorization. Find the article here.

 

Article; October, 2013

Assessments/Common Core State Chiefs Set Criteria for ‘High-Quality’ Assessment.

State superintendents are demanding that testmakers, including the two consortia building tests for the common standards, adhere to four principles to create “high-quality assessment.” A Council of Chief State School Officers report describes how assessment practice should ensure test accessibility and security, and create user-friendly reports that chart students’ progress and provide data that can help guide instruction. (Education Week, premium article access compliments of edweek.org, 10/01/13)

CCSSO Assessment Quality Principles 10-1-13 FINAL

 

Article; October, 2013.

Three Ways to Derail the Common Core Standards

HEPC Director, Jim Shon outline three issues that could result in deariling the common core

This article was published for the Huffpost Hawaii on September 17th, 2013,  find the article here.

 

Article; February, 2013

High School Student Interest in STEM

Education Week relayed a recent report from My College Options and STEMconnector noting that “high school students are increasingly interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers.” However, the report, Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs?, also describes a growing gender gap between male and female students interested in STEM. A free summary of highlights from the report is available here and the full report is available for purchase from STEMconnector.

(Education Week, premium article access compliments of edweek.org, 01/30/13)

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