Webb was a Democratic senator from 2007 to 2013, and worked on English-language learner and testing issues while in the U.S. Senate.
All Blog Posts With higher education Tag or Category
July 02, 2015
June 24, 2015
Today's educators have an unprecedented opportunity to use technology to understand how students learn. With innovative teaching models and new assessment capabilities brought about by technology, students and teachers will have greater access to information about levels of understanding, remediation can decrease, and personalized learning at scale will become reality. And, ultimately this will mean that students will get the skills they need to succeed in education and in their careers.
June 22, 2015
The series will follow four recent graduates and explore the many factors that influence rural brain drain.
June 18, 2015
About 28 percent of rural graduates enrolled in a college that was less selective than they were qualified for, compared to about 24 percent of nonrural students.
June 09, 2015
Since they were in elementary school, we've told our students that if they worked hard, they could go to college, that education was the path towards financial security. What if that's not true?
May 27, 2015
The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.
May 27, 2015
Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.
May 14, 2015
Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.
May 07, 2015
The U.S. high school diploma is too often little more than an attendance certificate. Creating a real qualifications system would empower students, give them the skills to compete in the global economy and make our education system more equitable.
April 12, 2015
Match Beyond combines College for America, an innovative new competency-based degree program from Southern New Hampshire University, with intensive coaching, academic support and jobs counseling from Match Education. The goal of Match Beyond is to produce high degree completion rates and employment for low-income high school graduates across Boston who either never went to college or who left high school before completion. Andew Balson leads Match Beyond and believes the model, if successful, can be easily replicated across the US since it is, at its core, an easily repeated partnership between an online degree provider and local coaching service.