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Too many schools have marshaled a “threat rigidity” response to COVID

In the wake of COVID-19 shattering the traditional routines and plans of so many schools nationwide, I have lamented that schools haven’t done nearly enough to create more compelling learning experiences for each student. Many schools have instead focused on logistics and operations—which are important given health concerns, but also insufficient. In too many cases, schools have sought to replicate the traditional classroom in a...

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Community colleges don’t get great outcomes today; Here are 3 clarifying steps they can take to change that.

With the ascendancy of Dr. Jill Biden to America’s First Lady, the policy spotlight is turning once again to community colleges. I’ve written before about why most community colleges are structurally unable to deliver reliably on the three missions with which they are tasked—academic transfer, career preparedness and training, and community enrichment—and why simply showering them with resources to bolster college transfer or...