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Institutional Pathways of Black STEM PhD Recipients

In recognition of HBCU Week, a snippet from a new report by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) examining the role that historically black institutions play in producing black STEM PhDs. According to the study, “Approximately 9 percent of the Black STEM PhD recipients in the analytic sample earned both an undergraduate and a graduate degree from an HBCU. … Continue reading

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Courageous Learning: The Documentary

The new documentary (and book) Courageous Learning, produced by Excelsior College and President John Ebersole, follows the lives of three adult students as they face obstacles in the pursuit of higher education. Cathy Sandeen, ACE’s vice president for Education Attainment and Innovation, is among the experts in the film providing a guide to the landscape … Continue reading

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Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education

Our colleagues at the Council on Library and Information Services and Vanderbilt University (TN) are looking at how the higher education community can manage the transition from analog to digital technology in a way that stresses access, collaboration and inclusion. They have created a new group called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher … Continue reading

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The State of Global Education

Want to compare early childhood programs in New Zealand and Austria? See whether college grads in the United States or Finland volunteer more? Find out which countries spend the most on education? The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a report this week that has you covered: Education at a Glance: 2014. In addition to the full … Continue reading

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Where Are the Education Deserts?

At this week’s Capitol Hill forum on federal policy and minority-serving institutions and students, one thought-provoking paper took a look at the concept of “education deserts:” areas of the country where people have geographical access to only one public college. Nicolas Hillman, assistant professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin, wrote the paper … Continue reading

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Video: Higher Education Accountability Proposals and Minority-Serving Institutions, Students

If you weren’t able to make it to Capitol Hill yesterday for the Civil Rights Project event on higher education accountability proposals and minority-serving institutions and students—co-sponsored by the ACE Center for Policy Research and Strategy—you can now watch a recorded version on C-SPAN. At the forum, Lorelle Espinosa, ACE assistant vice president for policy research and strategy, … Continue reading