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Student Housing At Sea Sep 23, 2023

Colleges and universities have utterly failed to build adequate housing and students are paying the price.

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Building Skills For An Age Of AI Sep 8, 2023

It’s clear that equipping young Americans for AI-enhanced employment will require thinking outside the classroom box.

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The Root Of Higher Education’s Excess Can Be Found In… Silicon Valley? Aug 25, 2023

Flagship universities have more in common with tech startups than they might care to admit.

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Professional Licensure: Where Skills Go To Die Aug 11, 2023

Skills-based learning and skills-based hiring are likely to be followed hard upon by skills-based licensing.

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It’s Not A Small World After All Jul 28, 2023

The existential threat faced by small colleges warrants unprecedented action from accreditors and the federal government.

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Admissions And Hiring Adrift In A Sea Of Subjectivity Jul 14, 2023

Taking refuge from the cold calculus of digital transformation in warmhearted holistic and highly subjective decision processes will further erode the legitimacy of admissions and hiring.

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Let Them Eat Data Jun 30, 2023

College Scorecard is inherently limited by the fact that those who need college most are least equipped to access, interpret, and act on data about colleges.

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Stop Ranking Skills Jun 16, 2023

Skill rankings are not helpful and may be extending the shelf life of expensive, generic college degrees.

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State School Student Swapping Scandal Jun 2, 2023

Flagship student swapping is America's most expensive game of musical chairs.

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Fixing Workforce Development Means Ending Paper Apprenticeships May 22, 2023

Public support for apprenticeship has suffered from wasting money on paper apprenticeships.

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