Posts Categorized: Publications

Radio Higher Ed Posts Podcast on Direct Loan Servicers

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present  the release of Federal Student Loan Servicing: A Podcast Primer, the second in a series of podcasts produced in partnership with the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, the leading source of professional development for federal policymakers working on higher education issues. Federal Student Loan Servicing...

Does Khan Academy Help Community College Students Destined for Noncredit Developmental Math?

Too many students enter college without being ready, especially in math. Many of them are placed in a developmental noncredit course. Fully 68% of community college students and 40% of students at four-year public institutions were required to take one or more developmental education courses (sometimes called “remedial” courses) before enrolling in credit-bearing college-level courses...

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...

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 ...

Radio Higher Ed Explores “Unbundling” Degrees

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with Ryan Craig, author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education. Ryan discusses "unbundling" degrees, driving toward a competency-based marketplace and the potential impact on student debt. Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohi...

NE Consortium Reports on Public School Performance—Gaps and All

The New England Secondary School Consortium—representing Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—released its 2015 report on public school performance for the 2013–14 school year. Despite general improvements, the data shows economically disadvantaged (ED) students, English-language learners and students with disabilities lagging behind other groups in graduat...