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Finding it hard to go ‘All In’?

Read "The Problems and Promise of Bringing Educational Interventions to Scale” by Brad Phillips in Medium. Going all-in sounds exciting in poker but not for most educational institutions. Few are willing to bet big on going to scale with interventions, even if these interventions are research-based and have shown promise in improving student outcomes. So why [...]

By | June 9th, 2018|College & Career Readiness|

Data Use Principles for Education Leaders

In our recent book from Harvard Education Press, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators, my colleague Brad Phillips and I present a data use model for student success grounded in the latest research on how people and organizations process information. Educators have focused on increasing data literacy for [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|College & Career Readiness|

Moving the Needle on Community College Student Success

America’s community colleges work hard to serve their students. Dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators put in countless hours and commit their professional lives to improving student outcomes. But working hard does not mean that their efforts are making a demonstrable difference in student success. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the graduation [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|College & Career Readiness|

Why it is Better to Lead Than Lag

Imagine being made to follow the speed limit, but denied access to a speedometer – only learning how fast you are going after the police officer pulls you over and gives you a ticket. And when you protest, you’re told you should have been watching your gas gauge. That’s how it is in education. We [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|College & Career Readiness|

Automatic Admission: Setting Up Students to… Succeed

This time of year many high school students are weighing their options for college. For most people getting a college degree is the difference maker in getting a good job and opportunities for a satisfying life. Seeing themselves in the opportunity-making business, Idaho public colleges are now automatically admitting high school seniors with a 3.0 [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|College & Career Readiness|

How one Texas community college helped lift prospects for all students

There is no question that racial, gender and income inequities in the United States hurt our nation economically, socially and morally. Higher education can be a great equalizer, lifting the prospects of the poor, near poor and working class – but only if we hold the entire higher education sector and its cadre of reform advocates [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|College & Career Readiness, Cultural Competence, Uncategorized|

Improving response time in education

What if the solution to what ails education was a simple matter of timing? We know the fastest response times win the day in health care, retail, and other sectors, so why not education? The answer lies in when education’s data and accountability systems provide information – is it in time or too late? Too [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|College & Career Readiness|