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OPINION: Five reasons colleges can enroll more low-income students

Hechinger Report - November 20, 2017 1884

More than 80 leading colleges and universities are committed to a 2025 national goal of enrolling 50,000 more lower-income students in institutions with a 70 percent or higher graduation rate. This bold effort comes through the American Talent Initiative, launched late last year by Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor. When people ask […]


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‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ documentary centering nation’s HBCUs to air in February 2018

Black Youth Project - November 20, 2017 1842

Freedom work involving Black people in America, particularly when married to education as a liberation tool, necessitates studying historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). With this understanding, filmmaker Stanley Nelson created a first-of-its-kind documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising. The documentary is touted on the official website as an exploration of “the pivotal role” historically […]


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Federal data shows 3.9 million students dropped out of college with debt in 2015 and 2016

Hechinger Report - November 06, 2017 1044

The saddest stories among those who owe some of the $1.3 trillion in student loan debt are those of college dropouts. They took out loans to go to school, hoping for a better life. But without college degrees, many don’t find good jobs to help pay back these loans. It not only ruins their lives, […]


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Follow This Five-Step Strategy to Keep Online Students Engaged in Class | LinkedIn

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - January 11, 2018 837

Main content starts below. 123RF PhotosFollow This Five-Step Strategy to Keep Online Students Engaged in Class FollowFollowingUnfollowBruce A. Johnson, Ph.D.Sign in to follow this author Are your online students highly engaged in class, obviously motivated, and performing well? In a perfect online classroom environment, every student would be engaged in the course, interested in the subjects, and performing to the very best of their capabilities. That's what every educator hopes for when they start teaching a class.