Memorial Day Observance

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    Why does congress get all the fun? We're taking the week off in observance on Memorial Day. Check back next week for our regularly scheduled blogs!    

Obama Admin Speechwriter Responds

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Last week, we published a critique of Obama cabinet members' commencement appearances at a series of colleges that fail to evidence a meaningful commitment to socioeconomic diversity.  Below, Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s Speechwriter,...

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Congratulations, Class of Education Inequity

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By Hajar Ahmed More than a quarter of the commencement speeches given by original members of President Obama’s cabinet have been at colleges that pay no regard to socioeconomic diversity. More than a quarter....

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Massachusetts: A Role Model for School Turnaround


By Marianne Lombardo In a recent study of school turnarounds, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education found that while more than 80 percent of states made turning around low-performing...

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Sister Souljah, Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton

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For the last 20 plus years, political junkies have been waiting for the next big Sister Souljah moment in Presidential politics. Well, in the 2016 campaign, higher education presents the perfect stage. If you’re...

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Leveraging DREAM Acts


By Michael Dannenberg   Here’s a not so random hypothetical. Say a wealthy philanthropist from the Midwest wants to help high-achieving, undocumented students in Chicago get a good college education. He or she is...

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