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September 1st, 2021
Students in cap and gown listen to a speech at a commencement ceremony. Graduation rates are one example of student success.

What Is Student Success? New Insight Into a Complex Question

A new study from the Pullias Center for Higher Education shows how institutions can better support first-generation and historically marginalized students.

August 30th, 2021
Two women in higher education network at a university event

Student’s Award Highlights Accomplishments, Challenges for Women in Higher Education

USC Rossier student Maria Salgado discusses her grant, and how institutions can improve support for women in higher education.

August 24th, 2021
Attendees of a school board meeting with their masks pulled down listen attentively to speakers

How School Boards Became Lightning Rods for Controversy

From the pandemic to culture wars, school boards have become targets for outrage nationwide.

August 17th, 2021
A female teacher kneels down next to a female student, helping her with a school assignment on her laptop, and highlighting how schools can use data effectively.

How Can Schools Use Data Effectively?

Data is a powerful tool for educators in K-12 settings. Here’s how it can be optimized to help students and communities, according to a superintendent.

August 13th, 2021
A United States Senate panel featuring Elizabeth Warren discusses the effects of the student loan debt crisis

Who Is Most Affected by the Student Loan Debt Crisis?

The student loan debt crisis impacts scores of Americans, but the effects are worse for women and some marginalized populations. What can higher education do to help?

August 10th, 2021
A close up of a young Black student's hands in handcuffs, highlighting the effects of strict school discipline

The Long-Term Impacts of School Discipline

Strict school discipline can lead to arrests later in life. It doesn’t have to be that way, experts say.

August 3rd, 2021
Steven Spencer, MAT '18 is a high school teacher who poses for a photo in a checkered shirt on a college campus

Five Teachers Share the Personal Experiences That Motivate Them

While many teachers find their work rewarding, they face numerous challenges—including the unprecedented curveballs of COVID-19. Five educators share the past experiences that drive them to make a difference.

July 29th, 2021
A Black student completes school work at a desk in his home, highlighting the rise of homeschooling for marginalized students

The Rise of Homeschooling for Minoritized Students

Frustrated by racial disparities in schools, some families are choosing homeschool. What can be done to create more supportive, inclusive learning environments for students of color?

July 27th, 2021
An elementary school student wearing a mask is exhausted by remote learning in class, highlighting the need for teachers to receive more training and support for student mental health services

How to Better Prepare Teachers to Address Student Mental Health

Teachers can play an important role in addressing student mental health issues, but often lack in-depth preparation and training. Here’s how schools can help.

July 22nd, 2021
A fountain on the campus of the University of Southern California, a higher education institution navigating the return to campus

How Should Higher Education Navigate the Return to Campus?

As many institutions prepare to reopen campuses for the first time since the pandemic began, educational leaders recommend ways to address the needs of students and staff.