Higher Education

EdNext Podcast: Should Laptops Be Allowed in College Classrooms?

Susan Payne Carter talks with Marty West about her new study which found that students whose professors banned laptops and tablets from class outperformed students whose professors allowed the devices.

EdNext Podcast: Which Parents Want a Four-Year College for their Children?

In the 2017 EdNext poll on school reform, parents were asked whether they would rather send their child to a two-year college, a four-year college, or neither. When respondents are given information about the costs and benefits of the different options, this changes the decisions of some respondents, but not others.

The Open Access Dilemma

How can community colleges better serve underprepared students?

What We’re Watching: Improving Federal Student Aid

Earlier this week, Matt Chingos testified at a hearing on "Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students" before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development."

A New Path to a College Degree

Match Beyond helps low-income students succeed

What We’re Watching: Sara Goldrick-Rab on The Daily Show

Sara Goldrick-Rab was a guest on The Daily Show this week to talk about her new book, Paying the Price, about the cost of higher education, our current system of financial aid, and some strategies for cutting costs.

What We’re Watching: The End of the ‘College for All’ Debate?

College Summit argues that it's time to stop debating how many kids should go to college. Instead we should be helping students choose the right college.

What We’re Watching: The Great Brain Race

Ben Wildavsky and others discuss his new book, which looks at how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education, on this episode of Ideas in Action.

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