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ICYMI: September 1, 2015

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Chicago Tribune Editor Kristen McQueary's Romanticized View of Paul Vallas' Role in Post-Katrina New Orleans

On August 13, 2015, Chicago Tribune editor Kristen McQueary published an editorial in which she wished a “Hurricane Katrina” upon the city of Chicago. 935 more words

John White

Will New York State Flunk Most of the Class of 2022?

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the NY Board of Regents are standing firm in their allegiance to the state’s Common-Core-aligned exams.

Sure, there is no proof that passing a Regents exam aligned to Common Core will deliver on the… 910 more words

High-stakes Testing

College student retention services 'is a hot business'

Copley Retention Services is one of several companies that offers offers technology-based systems intended to keep students on track to graduate on time from college. ┬áIt uses “a combination of over 20 data points to flag students who may be at risk of dropping out”. 379 more words

Cutting College Costs -- Ideas For Students

What's going on in Undergraduate Education - Retention & Student Success

The Office of Retention and Student Success has continued to show a great impact on the University-wide efforts for improving retention and graduation rates. This unit in the Division of Undergraduate Education is led by… 202 more words

Student Success

The 10 Colleges That Offer the Most Value Per Tuition Dollar

Money is out with its ranking of America’s best colleges, with one metric looking at which institutions provide the most bang for a tuition payer’s buck. 68 more words


Bernie Sanders' Plan for America's Young Adults

I first saw the video excerpt below at dailykos.com. It is well worth watching. Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) addressed the Senate on July 08, 2015. 561 more words