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Preparing for the metaverse with e-portfolios

From Inside Higher Ed: “Colleges and universities must think now about the practical steps they should take to prepare for such a new type of… Read More

Guild education reaches $4.4 billion valuation as labor market demands continue—and a downturn threat rises

From Forbes: “Guild Education cofounder and CEO Rachel Romer Carlson is no stranger to celebrity. … Still, Carlson, who Forbes has named one of America’s… Read More

A radical change for admissions

From Inside Higher Ed: “Imagine a new way for colleges to admit students: students don’t apply. They just create a single, basic portfolio, showing their… Read More

US students make gains in lawsuits over online teaching

From Times Higher Education: “Two years into the pandemic, US students are having some initial success in suing their institutions for abruptly moving courses online,… Read More

Class attendance plummets post-Covid

From Times Higher Education: “Student attendance and in-class participation remains at a far lower level compared with before the pandemic, according to a global survey… Read More

The potential dark side of a white-hot labor market

From The New York Times: “Strong labor markets often encourage people to forgo training … Cutting working hours to go to class right now means… Read More

Gainful employment change could harm for-profits

From Inside Higher Ed: “Under the Biden administration’s proposed gainful-employment rule, 40 percent of programs at for-profit colleges would fail, potentially risking their ability to… Read More

‘An affront to open discourse’

From Inside Higher Ed: “The recent wave of educational “gag orders” restricting the teaching of race, gender or other so-called divisive concepts is a dire… Read More

Biden decision on student-loan forgiveness unlikely until later in summer, officials say

From The Wall Street Journal: “President Biden is likely to decide later this summer whether to partially forgive student-loan debt for millions of borrowers, according… Read More

$5.8 billion for former corinthian students

From Inside Higher Ed: “The Education Department will automatically discharge $5.8 billion in federal student loans owed by over 560,000 borrowers who attended any campus… Read More

How much student loan debt has the biden administration cancelled to date?

From Third Way: “As calls from some policymakers and advocates to cancel all student loan debt grow louder, the headlines often imply that President Biden… Read More

After lull, employers renew interest in helping workers repay student debt

From The Washington Post: “Nearly half of the 250 large employers — those with more than 500 employees — surveyed by the Institute in 2021… Read More

Who should pay?

From Urban Institute: “For the 43 million Americans with student loan debt, income-driven repayment (IDR) plans can offer a more affordable option for paying off… Read More

They got the debt, but not the degree

From The New York Times: “Michael Chaney just couldn’t pass algebra. … he owes the federal government more than $63,000 for a degree he never… Read More

Nearly 400,000 women joined the labor force in May—and women of color led the charge

From CNBC: “The U.S. economy added 390,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics … May also showed promising signs for women’s… Read More

To recruit new hires, big employers team up with historically Black colleges

From The Hechinger Report: “Some of the nation’s largest employers, who are descending on HBCUs to recruit the workers they need to meet diversity promises… Read More

‘Nothing new or magic.’ Harvard’s $100M pledge to redress slavery draws lukewarm response

From Higher Ed Dive: “Harvard University’s announcement at the end of April that it would invest $100 million to redress its links to slavery drew… Read More

Unsolicited advice learned from parenting

I became a marketer accidentally, and a parent on purpose. Growing up, I wanted to be everything — an architect, a banker, a writer, a… Read More

As college enrollment tanks, there’s a growing push to celebrate students going into skilled trades

From CNBC: “Michael Martinez wanted to be an airline pilot. But as he got older, Martinez, now 18, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps… Read More

Campus mask mandates return

From Inside Higher Ed: “The University of California, Los Angeles, restored its indoor mask mandate last week, joining the University of Hawai‘i system, Pennsylvania State… Read More

A fast-track associate degree

From Inside Higher Ed: “A new grant program created and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to help high school students complete… Read More

The majors they wish they hadn’t chosen

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The report, ‘Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021,’ details the findings of a survey that was conducted in… Read More

Work in public education? You might be an investor in Chegg

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Think you can sell Juan B. Gutiérrez on Chegg? Probably not. The University of Texas at San Antonio math… Read More

Online learning can help minimize racism and ableism in and out of the classroom

From EdTech Focus On Higher Education: “… 68 percent of Black students and 60 percent of Hispanic students feel positive about online learning, and the… Read More

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