Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

November 30, 2015

Evolution of everything

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley. Published in October of 2015. The biggest higher ed story is the story that we never talk about. That is the story of how foundational introductory courses have improved dramatically in the past decade, and how these improvements are set to accelerate.

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November 30, 2015

Free community college is already happening in red and blue states

CHICAGO (AP) -- An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans. The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers.

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November 30, 2015

An (accessible) future we can all be proud of

Over the years I have shared a number of personal matters in this blog. In recognition of International Day of People with Disabilities on Dec. 3, I will share yet another personal matter. My brother, Peter, four years older than me, is profoundly developmentally disabled.

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