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The state of teacher education in our nation

June 23, 2015
The state of teacher education in our nation

The Journal of Teacher Education recently solicited from me and other deans of colleges of education the answers to a series of question regarding the state of teacher education in the country.  JTE is the flagship journal of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and its editorship will be moving this summer...
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Awarding financial aid to students earlier

June 10, 2015
Awarding financial aid to students earlier

Grants and scholarships are critical for helping many students afford college.  Data from the College Board show that the largest single grant program, the federal government’s Pell Grant program, awarded $33.7 billion to 9.2 million students in the 2013-14 academic year.  Without the support...
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Why I won’t sign the petition to cancel all student debt

May 18, 2015
Why I won’t sign the petition to cancel all student debt

As I have written in the past, a lot of attention is currently being paid to the topic of student loan debt in the United States (a couple of representative posts can be found here and here).  Earlier this year, President Obama proposed to...
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The “End of College”? Not so fast

April 1, 2015
The “End of College”?  Not so fast

A recently-published book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, by New American educational analyst Kevin Carey, has received a lot of...
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Talent management, part 2

March 12, 2015
Talent management, part 2

Last week I wrote about recruiting new faculty to the College of Education, and this week I turn to another important part of our efforts at developing and retaining...
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Talent management, part 1

March 3, 2015
Talent management, part 1

Today is March 3rd, which means I missed my goal of having at least one blog post each month.  Of course, if February were a more ordinary month rather...
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