Author Archives: tstanek

How Can the Department of Education Increase Innovation, Transparency and Access to Data?

Cross posted from the U.S. Department of Education blog Despite the growing amount of information about higher education, many students and families still need access to clear, helpful resources to make informed decisions about going to – and paying for … Continue reading

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Expanding Opportunity through Open Educational Resources

Cross posted from White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog Using advanced technology to dramatically expand the quality and reach of education has long been a key priority for the Obama Administration. In December 2013, the President’s Council of … Continue reading

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College Ratings Listening Tour: College Value and Affordability

A system of college ratings will help students choose among colleges and encourage institutions to improve. This fall, the Department of Education set out across the country tolisten to everyone who wanted to talk about how we can make college … Continue reading

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Weighing the Cost and Value of a College Decision

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Courtney Clemmons It’s no secret that college can be expensive, especially for the middle class and those striving to get into the middle class. In the face of state budget cuts, institutions of higher … Continue reading

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A Student’s Experience in the Department of Education

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Annie Do. The most rewarding experience I have ever had in my undergraduate career was my internship at the Department of Education here in the Office of the Under Secretary. This Spring, I was privileged … Continue reading

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MOOCs- A Student’s Perspective

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Annie Do. Let me first say that when I heard MOOCs were on the rise, I thought it was a very bad idea. The first time I ever took an online course at a local … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy Month Recap

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Annie Do. We recently finished National Financial Capability month in April and it was a great success! With the rising costs of college and a new class of students preparing to attend, it is more important than … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Escuela Popular

Posted by on May 6, 2013 by Martha Kanter. “Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves – and be free.” – Cesar Chavez Escuela Popular “educates to transform lives” … Continue reading

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Coming Home: Pathways to Success for Service Members and Veterans

Posted by Rosye Cloud and Martha Kanter on May 2, 2013 Cross-posted from Joining Forces With more than a million veterans returning home to our nation’s shores over the next five years, we have an unprecedented opportunity – and a civic … Continue reading

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Attention High School Seniors!

Posted on April 30, 2013 by Annie Do It’s that time of year- are you ready for college? This season, tens of thousands of high school seniors have been or will be making crucial, life-changing decisions about where to attend … Continue reading

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