As negotiated rule-making continues around the country in anticipation of new...
by Zoe Corwin In 2004, researchers from CHEPA contributed to a special edition of the journal Urban Education addressing the state of education 50 years post Brown v. Board of Education [http://uex.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/39/6/667]. We argued that lack of access to quality guidance remains one of the key markers of educational inequity in U.S. high schools. This […]
By June Ahn
by June Ahn (find this post and others on my blog http://ahnjune.com) I’m still in the process of finishing up my dissertation, but I’m finding some amazing findings as I go along. Here’s one tidbit. In my study, I built a social network site using Elgg for 2 urban school districts. Classrooms were randomly assigned […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney Sudhir Venkatesh is a sociologist who has written a well-respected book on urban poverty, Off the books: The underground economy of the urban poor. He followed that up with a popular book that derives from his research, Gang Leader For A Day. The book made it onto the New York Times Bestseller […]
Last week Randy blogged about universal standards. Today the Common Core Standards Initiative released the standards for public comment.
by Yvonna Lincoln About the author: Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. Since before the Reagan years, higher education […]
21st Century Scholar discusses Bill Tierney’s CNN Opinion piece. Below you’ll find an excerpt from the piece entitled “Why Subsidize Wealthy College Kids?” which ran yesterday on CNN.com. Randy Clemens provides commentary. The Cost of Public Goods by Randy Clemens Yesterday Bill published at CNN.com an op-ed piece about college tuition. The text generated a considerable amount […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney Last week lots of people protested in California (although the protests were much smaller than I had anticipated). The protesters are rightly angry at Sacramento. People are also angry with their administrations. Mark Yudof, head of the UC, and Charlie Reed, Yudof’s CSU counterpart, have not been the most eloquent of spokesmen. […]
Note: The digital frontier in education is using video games to teach. The Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA) in conjunction with the USC Game Innovation Lab are developing a game which allows students to play their way through the college application process. Guest scholar and CHEPA research associate, Zoe Corwin, provides an update below. Pathfinder Progress […]
by Randy Clemens The reauthorization process is underway for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Last week, President Obama stated that future Title I funding may depend on states’ adoption or creation of math and reading standards to prepare students for college or employment. President Obama’s statement seems to allude to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney Two of the harder ideas to get across to novice writers is how to develop a concern for audience and how to have the ability to ‘show, don’t tell’ what you mean. When I work with high school students who are trying to write their college essay, they will use statements like […]