Posts Tagged: Martha Kanter

Radio Higher Ed Talks with Martha Kanter on College Promise

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents a conversation with Martha Kanter, who is leading the College Promise Campaign's national initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality and completion.Kanter is the former U.S. undersecretary of education, where she had oversight responsibility for all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory and administrative ...

For Students, These Are Borrowed Times

It was quite a week for student financial aid news.On the very day that a Republican filibuster halted a Democrat-backed student loan bill that would have extended the 3.4% interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans, a key administration official went to Boston to pitch the president's goals on higher ed funding and a national think tank delivered recommendations on refocusing aid.On th...

Kanter to Lead Meeting at Northeastern U on Obama Higher Ed Proposals

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter and other senior officials will discuss the Obama administration’s college affordability and higher education policy reform proposals at a "town meeting"  scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at Northeastern University's Cabral Student Center.The meeting will offer an opportunity for students, families, advocates, financial a...

Needs of Asian-American Students Unveiled by National Report

Despite the myth that Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are universally high achieving, large groups of  AAPI students have low high school graduation rates and are underrepresented in certain sectors the workforce, according to a new report to be released by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) based at New York Univers...