Joni Finney remarks on the disparities among Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities and notes that it is the government’s role to even out the opportunities.
Jonathan Zimmerman discusses how K-12 educators must use care and discretion when expressing political opinions so they do not impose their beliefs on their students.
Richard Ingersoll comments on the importance of retaining teachers of color and the need to improve working conditions in schools where resources are scarce.
Nearly 200 teachers in D.C. Public Schools quit their jobs this school year. Richard Ingersoll comments on the research regarding high turnover rates in schools.
Marybeth Gasman comments on the significance of historically black college Dillard University's large enrollment of black female undergraduate students majoring in physics.
Marybeth Gasman reminisces about her father's racism and his eventual redemption in this essay that encourages open dialogue about race and racism.
Marybeth Gasman and Howard Stevenson participate in a live-streamed panel discussion on “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?"
Marybeth Gasman comments on Trump's offensive statement about disregarding $20 million in funding to HBCUs.
Even though some colleges no longer require standardized test scores for admission, Jonathan Supovitz says some kind of standardized testing is necessary to evaluate students since there are differences in higher education quality across institutions.
"The biggest threat to the academy will not come from Washington. It will come from the statehouses..." writes Matthew Hartley in this op-ed.
"Here is an uncomfortable truth: in children’s and young adult literature, Whiteness has long been the dominant narrative perspective," writes Ebony Elizabeth Thomas in this op-ed.
“It’s all about implementation,” said Andy Porter, in reference to a new C-SAIL analysis on U. S. states' implementation of college- and career-readiness policies . “What can states do to get these standards implemented? If they’re not implemented, they’re not relevant.”
Joni Finney comments on New York's decision to support tuition-free higher education.
"There’s so much rigorous empirical research that shows the University of Phoenix is merely capitalizing on black and brown students," said Marybeth Gasman, in response to South Carolina State University's planned partnership with the for-profit institution.
In this piece, Susan Yoon's work on combating nonscientific beliefs is mentioned.
The Chicago Tribune's editorial board cites Joni Finney's 2011 study that found Illinois' 1995 shift to more local control of colleges and universities intensified the state's higher education problems.
Jonathan Zimmerman pens this op-ed on teachers engaging politics in the classroom.
"The sullied relationships between boards and presidents must improve to sustain historically black colleges and empower African-American students," writes Marybeth Gasman.
Most trustees come to the board table with no clue about what to expect. Cathy Trower and Penn AHEAD's Peter Eckel examine the individual competencies they should have to improve how the board governs.
Laura Perna's work on College Promise programs is cited in this report on the rise of free-tuition program in many U.S. states.
“Empowering LGBTQ members of the African-American community is essential to ensuring that all students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environments,” said Marybeth Gasman.
Marybeth Gasman and Tyler Hallmark penned this op-ed on measures that prevent students from voting.
Appearing on NPR's Code Switch, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed how fictional characters of color rarely get a full story, or a happy ending.
The 2016 election provided plenty of evidence that Twitter has changed public dialogue. Jonathan Supovitz and a team of researchers analyzed more than a million tweets about the Common Core. Supovitz found interest groups harnessing Twitter in new, not always obvious ways to make their voice heard. “I think it has huge influence,” Supovitz said. “It’s a harbinger, right? This is the future.”
Marybeth Gasman calls Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial statement about HBCUs "inaccurate and whitewashing of U.S. history.
Marybeth Gasman pens an op-ed in response to Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial comments about HBCUs.
Marybeth Gasman reacts to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's issued statement about HBCUs, which has angered many advocates for historically black colleges.
Jonathan Zimmerman writes about the recent passing of Harold Wechsler and the history of selective college admissions based on factors of race and ethnicity.
In a post in Higher Education Today, Laura Perna and doctoral student, Elaine Leigh, talk about the potential of college promise programs to increase higher education attainment and close persisting gaps.
“It is actually a form of racism to argue that we should just expect less of people of color – that we shouldn’t challenge them or have the same level of expectations that we have for suburban youth, which is code for 'white,'" says Shaun Harper, responding to a Pennsylvania state senator comments.