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Betsy DeVos Offers No Guarantee That She Will Enforce Fed Ed Law-- Or That She Even Knows the Law

On Thursday, January 17, 2017, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos had her first job interview– as US secretary of education.

DeVos, who turned 59 on January 08, 2017, has never held a job; however, given the current Republican majority in Congress, that doesn’t really matter; DeVos has a solid history as a Republican Party leader and financial booster. 1,199 more words

High-stakes Testing

The Guide That'll Make Filling out the FAFSA Less Terrible

Being accepted to college is stressful enough, and figuring out a way to pay for it may be even tougher. You’ve gotten in, but just when you think you’re done filling out paperwork, more forms roll in – this time for financial aid. 127 more words


Pearson Stock Falls 30 Percent; Worst Day Since 1986

Three years ago, in 2014, education and publishing mammoth Pearson expected to make a killing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

I wrote about Pearson’s CCSS profit expectations… 415 more words

High-stakes Testing

Description of Division III Advanced Independent Project

(This is a (slightly dated) description of my Div III project with more of its theoretical dressings attached. I will return to this post and edit it with updates as they arise.) 593 more words

Lawmakers target college tuition and access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislators from both parties and both houses of the General Assembly gathered Tuesday, Jan. 18, to highlight more than 20 bills that they say would improve higher education in Virginia. 564 more words


An Unequal SET

So before I begin, it’s worth noting that this post has nothing to do with fundraising, although it does concern UK universities. As such, I’ve tweaked the subheading of this blog to reflect the fact that I’m writing as much about data analysis outside my own job as I am within it: “Data discoveries in UK university fundraising & beyond”. 1,341 more words