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The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

2 June 2020

Henderson, Nevada, United States

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Western Governors University in Henderson, Nevada is one of many educational institutions in the United States redefining how students can get degrees through technical skill-oriented programs. Students can obtain cer...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 April 2020

United States

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When the pandemic disrupted in-person classes and campus operations, questions arose regarding grades and some students at different colleges proposed the option of receiving pass/fail credit in lieu of letter grades—...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 February 2020

Miami, Florida, United States

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Some colleges think students are overwhelmed by the number of options they have to choose from—countless classes and extracurriculars are available on many campuses. Schools across the United States are experimenting ...

The Hechinger Report

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Felicia Mello

3 December 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Defying the national trend, California is increasing its higher education budget through innovative solutions. Opening food banks on campus and an online community college, are just some of those ways the state is usi...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

25 November 2019

Santiago, Chile

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Chile now offers college tuition-free and may have important insights and lessons for free college proposals in the United States. Part of the country's national program includes "gratuidad," which covers economically...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

10 October 2019

United States

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As enrollments decline and finances increasingly pose problems, institutions of higher education are taking a number of creative approaches, chief among them, merging with other schools and accelerating degree program...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

20 January 2019

California, United States

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At liberal arts schools, like Scripps College in California, administrators are making the most of lengthy winter breaks by offering optional career development programming for undergraduates. “The question is why hav...

Wired

Jon Marcus

18 December 2017

Washington, United States

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When a Microsoft employee decided to develop a new data analytics degree program at Eastern Washington University, it was only one year until classes were up and running. While an estimated 1.8 million new tech jobs w...

The Atlantic

Jon Marcus

23 November 2016

Canada

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In Canada, just under ten percent of indigenous adults hold university degrees. Canadian universities are working to make college campuses more welcoming to indigenous communities that have historically been subject ...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

18 August 2016

Tennessee, United States

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Because high schools are assessed on graduation rates in lieu of college-readiness and public universities are funded based on the number of students who enroll instead of those that graduate, there is often a miscomm...

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