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.
“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.”
"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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.