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March 22, 2017

Remedial Education Reforms Show Promise in Improving Community College Completion

While there is increasing evidence that remedial education courses act more as obstacles than gateways to graduation, the vast majority of colleges still adhere to that traditional model. A new Center for Community College Student Engagement study examined student under preparedness and found that students were more likely to pass introductory English and math courses when high school GPA (rather than a test) was used to decide whether to put them into remedial courses.

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March 18, 2017

Creating Sustainable Innovation with iPASS

When adopting and implementing iPASS-like solutions for traditional higher education structures, it is important for colleges to understand not only the costs of these resources, but also the returns on investment they provide. rpk GGROUP provides an analytical ROI framework for analyzing iPASS-like solutions and provides a new example of how higher education can utilize an ROI lens to make a strategic selection among various student success initiatives.

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March 7, 2017

Future of Economic Development Depends On Adaptation

Amy Liu of The Brookings Institution discusses how the pace of change in regional economic development has accelerated. To adapt to this pace of change, local economic development leaders in the public and private sectors will need to ensure that our workforce has the requisite education and digital skills.

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March 5, 2017

‘Conversation Starter’ on Ethical Data Use

New America recently released a five-point framework intended to help colleges navigate the ethical concerns surrounding predictive analytics as they adopt early-warning, adaptive learning, and other data-driven systems. "Using data ethically is complex, and no magic formula exists," the report reads. "This ethical framework is meant to start conversations on campus."

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February 28, 2017

Interview with Raj Chetty on Which Colleges Are Effectively Promoting Mobility

Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty talked with NPR about his work that looked at each college in America and calculated the number of low-income graduates who wound up being top income earners. His work emphasizes the fact that public, less selective institutions have been the most successful in promoting economic mobility by accepting large numbers of low-income students and producing good student outcomes.

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