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Higher Education: Archives

It’s Our Interest: The Need to Reduce Student Loan Interest Rates

College students article icon Issue Brief As we move forward with improving the educational system for those currently or about to enroll in higher education, it is important to not leave behind the tens of millions of Americans who still possess student debt.

By Anne Johnson and Tobin Van Ostern | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lessons from the NFL for Managing College Enrollment

teacher using projector book_alt2 icon Report Colleges and universities would benefit from forming a league to establish rules of competition and progress in the public interest.

By Jerome A. Lucido | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Congress Should Allow Students to Refinance Their Loans

Student debtWe need reform that will allow students to take advantage of historically low interest rates by refinancing their student loans in order to ease their debt burdens and stimulate the economy.

By Julie Margetta Morgan and Tobin Van Ostern | Monday, January 14, 2013

College Net Price Calculators Should Improve Transparency on Data Collection

Prospective studentsStudents should not unknowingly be giving away optional information to potential vendors by simply attempting to estimate the price of attending college.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Improving the College Scorecard

College graduation book_alt2 icon Report A well-designed “college scorecard” can help students and their families make more informed college choices.

By Julie Margetta Morgan and Gadi Dechter | Sunday, December 2, 2012

Millennial Voters Refuse to Be Left Out of This Election

Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Florida.On the eve of Election Day 2012, our nation’s youngest voters could once again play a key role in the outcome because of their progressive ideals.

By Anne Johnson | Monday, November 5, 2012

The Student Debt Crisis

Student Debt Day book_alt2 icon Report Higher education is an integral part of the American Dream. But in order for it to be affordable for all, we must address the student debt crisis before it spirals further out of control.

By Anne Johnson, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White | Thursday, October 25, 2012

Using Service Blueprinting to See Higher Education from the Student’s Perspective

Professor giving a lectureCollege leaders should embrace a customer-centric approach to improve the educational experience for their students.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education

article icon Issue Brief Robert Lusch and Christopher Wu explain how we can achieve higher education reform through the use of service-dominant logic.

By Robert Lusch and Christopher Wu | Monday, August 13, 2012

Performance-Based Funding of Higher Education

article icon Issue Brief Kysie Miao reviews the history of performance-based funding in higher education at the state level.

By Kysie Miao | Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Senate Announces Deal to Keep Student Interest Rates Low

The $6.6 billion deal is a bipartisan compromise to prevent Stafford loan rates from doubling on July 1 for one out of three college students, write Brian Stewart, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White.

By Brian Stewart, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let’s Get Serious About Our Nation’s Human Capital

book_alt2 icon Report Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares explain why increasing support for job training that builds human capital and leads to stable middle-class employment is a wise investment.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Opportunities and Challenges of Competency-Based Education

A recent CAP event gathered education leaders to discuss the benefits and difficulties of this form of education.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

article icon Issue Brief Competency-based education could be the key to providing quality, postsecondary education to millions of Americans at a lower cost, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Thursday, June 7, 2012

State-Level Analysis of Student Loan Interest Rate Increase

Collection of new reports by the Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and the USAction Education Fund details how an increase in the Stafford student loan interest rate would impact a number of states.

By Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, USAction | Friday, May 4, 2012