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(un)Conventional Wisdom: Yes, We CAN

I’m encouraged to see examples of colleges and universities working together to quickly and significantly improve outcomes for their students.

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Wanted: Student-Centered Colleges

A majority of Americans rightly believe that student success is a shared responsibility, that colleges and universities have a role to play in helping students cross the finish line.

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Want More Students to Finish? Focus on the Start.

Strong Start to Finish is a national campaign that is led by the Education Commission of the States and is designed to take what we know about better equipping all students for success as they transition into college. The campaign will work with select states and institutions on widespread adoption and implementation of core principles that have been shown to help more students make it to and through those all-important introductory courses.

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Equity, Sustainability, and the Future of College

The most common— & vexing— question I get is “What is your read on the future of college?” I approach it with a mix of alarm & hope.

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Reflecting Reality: The Push to Make Higher Ed More Diverse – and Relevant

Four in 10 students are non-white, one-third are the first in their family to attempt college, and more than a quarter are parents as well as students. If higher education is going to remain relevant and better serve today’s college students, our content and product providers must make strides to catch up in terms of diversity – and keep up.

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