Teacher Shortages Persist in the U.S. (Source; The Atlantic and OPE, Sept 2015)

Teacher Shortages – A closer look at the numbers
While the country’s teaching force is certainly dealing with a staffing problem, a closer look at the numbers shows that shortages are centered in particular subject areas and geographic areas. In fact, there may be too many certified teachers in some fields, such as early-childhood education.  See the whole article at The Atlantic.

Then look over to the U.S. Dep of Education and Post Secondary Office for data on the subject.



Explaining the Financing of College Athletes (Source: Inside Higher Ed, August 2015)

More Money, if you can play ball….

Some colleges and universities that play big-time intercollegiate sports are sharply increasing the federally defined cost of attendance for students at their institutions this year — letting them provide several thousand more dollars in stipends for scholarship athletes, but resulting in little if any additional funds for other students…

Read the rest of the article online at Inside Higher Ed. 


Article; May,2015

The growing practice of recruiting out-of-state students (Source: Inside Higher Ed, May 2015)

Public universities are using non-need-based aid to recruit out-of-state students at the expense of low-income and in-state students, according to a new report. The report also describes the factors that have led to what has become a widespread practice.


Article; May,2015

New resource for calculating college readiness from the IES (Source: IES, May 2015)

From the Institute of Education Sciences comes The College Readiness Data Tool, designed to help educators and the like assess existing data for indicators for college readiness. Find the Users Guide on The Insitute of Education Sciences website


Article: May 2015

The uncertain fate of Louisiana’s Higher Education (Source: The Atlantic, May, 2015

From the Atlantic comes a report of Louisiana’s Higher Education financing and the questionable future of many of its public institutions.

Find the full article here.


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

Find the article and data here.


Article: January 2015

Competency Based Credentials: A Trend on the Rise. (Source: The Atlantic, January 2015)

From The Atlantic comes an investigation looking at the rising trend of Occupational Certifications, and the decline of the traditional university degree. Find it here.

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