Posts Categorized: Schools

Higher Ed’s Economic Impact: People Power

Higher education institutions are major employers, purchasers of goods and services, managers of real estate, and attractors of external investment. In short, they are huge drivers of the New England economy. But research on how higher education contributes to regional economies is often narrowly focused or too technical; a broader conversation on attracting new resources and improving the product...

NAICU’s Flanagan Speaks on Student Unit Records Debate in Radio Higher Ed Podcast

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation about the debate over federal unit records system in higher education with Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations & policy development with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed b...

Competency-Based Education in New Hampshire: Implementing State Policies in the Land of Local Control

With changes to state policy in 2005, New Hampshire became one of the leading states in the nation in competency-based education school reform. The Granite State’s approach requires school districts to award high school diplomas based on a mastery of competencies (rather than the traditional measure of seat-time). But state policy is only the first step in change: What makes a difference to...

Radio Higher Ed on Using Data to Improve Outcomes

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present a conversation on "Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes" with Timothy M. Renick, vice president for enrollment management and student success and vice provost at Georgia State University. The podcast also includes bonus content from David A. Bergeron, senior fellow for postsecondary education at the Center for Amer...

What Does It Mean to Be Prepared for College?

That’s a million-dollar question … with seemingly a million answers. And while this topic is routinely batted back and forth, the fact remains that inconsistencies in definitions and data persist. The national College & Career Readiness & Success Center at the American Institutes for Research reports that only three of the six New England states have defined what it means to ...

Higher Ed and Intellectual Disabilities

Massachusetts state Rep. Tom Sannicandro is House Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education and a member of NEBHE's Legislative Advisory Committee. He is also the father of a child with Down syndrome. He chaired the Special Education Parent Advisory Council in Ashland, Mass., before becoming a school committee member in 2000 and state representative in 2005. In his time on Beacon Hil...

Radio Higher Ed Speaks with Lingenfelter on Unit Records

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with Paul Lingenfelter, former president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). In this podcast, Lingenfelter provides perspective on the debate surrounding a federal unit record system for higher education. Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visit...

Putting Proficiency to the Test?

No wonder “proficiency-based” high school transcripts are catching on in some states: By capturing habits of work, proficiency-based models provide increasingly relevant information regarding a student’s ability to succeed in today’s world. But will proficiency-based transcripts put students at a disadvantage in the college application and evaluation process? A new NEBHE ...

May Flowers: A Few Events Blooming Around New England

A few calendar items ... Antioch University New England will host "In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education," featuring nationally recognized keynote speakers and workshops by local practitioners on the education and health benefits of being in the natural world with children, on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cartoonist, rapper and multimedia arti...

Radio Higher Ed Explores Technology-Enabled Learning

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with John Sener, author of The Seven Futures of American Education: Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World. Sener discusses the impact of technology-enabled learning on American higher education. Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohighered...