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The New England Journal of Higher Education

February 11, 2020

Who’s In Charge Here? Getting Accountability Right in Higher Ed

“Accountability” is one of the buzzwords of contemporary U.S. higher education. At times, it’s deployed primarily to strike a pose: We’re tough, we mean business. At other times, when this noun conveys not only muscularity but a real commitment to substantive results, its use is often imprecise. This imprecision has consequences and poses a danger....
February 11, 2020

These Students Could Save Higher Education in New England

This photograph from Gov. Charlie Baker’s State of the Commonwealth address last month shows more than just happy college students in their sweatshirts. These students, from Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack College, are part of cohorts of students who have graduated from “early college” programs (with up to a year’s college credit) and successfully...
February 3, 2020

More Counselors Needed to Help Students Navigate College, Trauma

A recent report released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that only 29% of public schools surveyed had a full-time or part-time counselor who is solely focused on college admission counseling, compared with 48% of private schools. Furthermore, public school counselors across the U.S. in the 2016-17 school year were responsible for...


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Finding that 83% of prospective adult learners are hesitant or skeptical about value of postsecondary credential reinforces two #NEBHE policy priorities: enhancing postsecondary opportunities for #adults and promoting public value of postsec education | https://ihenow.com/2wx6f8o

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Have you heard of #tuitionbreak Flexible option? 12 colleges allow Flexible eligibility for some of their bachelor’s programs. A student may be eligible even if the program is offered by a public college in their home state.

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