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How student debt influences the behaviour of graduates

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Increasing debt balances induce workers to give up graduate school and buy a house to stop paying rent, write Marc Folch and Luca Mazzone.

Student loans have become the new normal for bachelor’s degree recipients in the United States. Between 1993 and 2016, the percentage of students who had borrowed at any time during their undergraduate years rose from 45 […]

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    AMLO’s attacks on Mexico’s higher education institutions may accelerate the country’s scholarly exodus to the US.

AMLO’s attacks on Mexico’s higher education institutions may accelerate the country’s scholarly exodus to the US.

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In recent months the administration of Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has moved to reform the country’s higher education system by cutting funding and creating new ‘popular’ universities. Jesus Velasco argues that these reforms will cause long-term damage to the country’s future by reducing access to education for the underprivileged and further increasing the brain drain of scholars […]

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    Why Eurocentric literacy measures may be creating the illusion that Black students are underperforming.

Why Eurocentric literacy measures may be creating the illusion that Black students are underperforming.

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Many have written about the apparent ongoing ‘achievement gap’ between young Black and White students, but in new research Patriann Smith and colleagues write that this ‘gap’ may not give a true picture of Black students’ literacy. They find that Black immigrant youth often speak multiple dialects just as their Black American peers do, and also often outperform them, […]

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    Book Review: Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Book Review: Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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In Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice!, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic presents a new guide to data communication, featuring over 100 hands-on exercises and 250 data visualisations to help build skills in impactful data communication grounded in effective storytelling. Intended for anyone committed to improving their ability to communicate data and complemented by a website that enables users to further hone their skills, […]

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    Book Review: Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost by Caitlin Zaloom

Book Review: Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost by Caitlin Zaloom

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In Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, Caitlin Zaloom draws on more than 160 interviews with college students and their families to explore how middle-class households in the US pay for university. This is a timely and accessible study that breaks through the taboo surrounding family finances, making useful sociological points not only about the cost of higher […]

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    Education makes people more likely to support political compromise…except for conservatives

Education makes people more likely to support political compromise…except for conservatives

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In the current polarized environment of contemporary US politics, compromise between those from different sides of the political aisle seems hard to come by. In new research, James M. Glaser, Jeffrey M. Berry and Deborah J. Schildkraut look at the role of education as a factor in whether people support political compromise. They find that while those with a […]

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    Even as neighborhoods integrate through gentrification, school choice often means local schools do not.  

Even as neighborhoods integrate through gentrification, school choice often means local schools do not.  

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In the last two decades, cities have been affected by two important trends: gentrification, which has led to more demographically integrated neighborhoods, and the rise of school choice, which breaks the link between where kids live and go to school. In new research, Jennifer Candipan looks at how school choice affects who goes to school in different types of […]

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    Our new measure shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities are leaders in student outcomes and in promoting social mobility among disadvantaged populations  

Our new measure shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities are leaders in student outcomes and in promoting social mobility among disadvantaged populations  

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Despite their success in promoting social mobility for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often ranked lower than Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). In new research Precious M. Hardy and Mara S. Aruguete controlled for students’ socioeconomic status – a factor which can have a large influence on success measures used to assess the quality […]

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    If historically Black colleges and universities can improve web accessibility, Black students with disabilities may have far greater access to educational opportunities

If historically Black colleges and universities can improve web accessibility, Black students with disabilities may have far greater access to educational opportunities

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In the digital age universities rely on their websites to attract new students and to interact with existing ones. For those students who have vision or hearing impairment, then web accessible websites are incredibly important. In new research, ZW Taylor examines the web accessibility of the landing pages of all 100 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He finds […]

September 20th, 2019|Education, Z.W. Taylor|0 Comments|
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    Oxcart rather than “Snowplow” or “Lawnmower” Parents: Our Students’ Parents are NOT the Problem

Oxcart rather than “Snowplow” or “Lawnmower” Parents: Our Students’ Parents are NOT the Problem

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In the wake of a recent poll on parental involvement with adult children’s lives, and the US College admissions scandal, Charis Thompson stands up for the majority of students’ parents who are doing their best for their children, often under difficult circumstances.

A US poll on parental involvement in adult children’s lives from earlier this year got a lot of attention. […]

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