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HGSE in the Media: August 2017

By News editor on September 1, 2017 9:37 AM
Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online — in August.

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Efforts to Reduce College Costs May Have Little Impact on Degree Attainment (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)
Report: Boosting Quality More Effective Than Tuition Cuts (Inside Higher Ed)
New research from David Deming showed that attempts to reduce college costs have little impact on degree completition.

Education Leaders Consider: When Should We Speak Up about Divisive Issues? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Julie Reuben discusses how most modern college presidents adhere to the school of thought that says institutions should only take a stance on public issues that could impact the core mission of the university.

Teaching Kids to Be Kind (U.S. News and World Report)
Coverage of Making Caring Common’s research that illustrated that parents were more concerned about academic achievement than teaching their children kindness, and ways that parents can help teach kids to be kind.

U.S. Private Schools Increasingly Serve Affluent Families (Vox CEPR’s Policy Portal)
Richard Murnane discusses how fewer middle-class children are now enrolled in private schools and that an increase in residential segregation by income in the US means that urban public and urban private schools have less socioeconomic diversity than they had decades ago.

Rich Kids’ Grades Are Rising Faster, and Intelligence Probably Isn’t the Reason Why (Quartz)
Grade Gap Favors Suburban Students (The Business Journals)
Grade Inflation Is Greater in Wealthier Schools, Study Says (Education Week)
Suburban, Private School Grade Inflation Harmful to Urban Students (Education Dive)
Rick Weissbourd discusses how private schools, in order to be attractive to parents, need to be able to highlight the selective colleges their students go on to attend, and the implications that has for grade inflation trends.

4 Ways ESSA's Impact Will Be Felt by States, Districts (Education Dive)
Tom Kane discusses the latest reauthorization of the nation’s K–12 public ed law and how it seeks to return much of the decision-making power back to states.

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades (The Atlantic)
Rick Weissbourd discusses how private schools, in order to be attractive to parents, need to be able to highlight the selective colleges their students go on to attend, and the implications that has for grade inflation trends.

National Poll Finds Waning Support for Charter Schools (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Charter Schools Take a Hit in Nationwide Poll (EdSource)
Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds (Education Week)
Enthusiasm for Charter School Formation Takes Hit, New Poll Finds (The Christian Science Monitor)
New Poll Shows Sharp Decline in Support for Public Charter Schools Over Past Year (The 74)
National Support for Charter Schools Has Dropped Sharply in Last Year (Chalkbeat)
People Think Teachers Are Underpaid — Until You Tell Them How Much Teachers Earn (Time)
Marty West co-authors the annual EducationNext survey of American public opinion on timely education issues such charter schools, higher education, and the impact of the current administration, among others.

My Turn: Paul Reville: Summer Enrichment for All Kids (The Providence Journal)
Paul Reville discusses the impact that the By All Means initiative is having in Providence, Rhode Island, through collaboration with their mayor and superintendent, to build up the city’s summer learning opportunities.

One Student at a Time. Leading the Global Education Movement (The Huffington Post)
Fernando Reimers discusses his new book, One Student at a Time: Leading the Global Education Movement.

Social And Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves Them, But Still Can't Define Them (NPR)
Marty West discusses noncognitive traits and habits and how we are trying to explain and measure student success educationally and in labor markets with skills not measured by standardized tests.

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw: FIERCE Defender of Native American Students (Indian Country Today)
Recent alumna Megan Red Shirt-Shaw discusses her experience at HGSE and what she plans to do next to support Native American students nationwide.

Dyslexia Intervention Pitched as Critical Need at State House Hearing on Screening (The Dorchester Reporter via State House News Service)
Nadine Gaab comments on the importance of early screening and diagnosis of dyslexia in children.

DeVos Invested More Money in 'Brain Performance' Company, Despite Weak Evidence (Education Week)
Mention of Nadine Gaab’s concerns behind a study into Neurocore’s technology and claims that it treats patients by analyzing their brainwaves and biological signs and provides “neurofeedback sessions.”

The First-Generation Gap (Harvard Magazine)
Mention of Anthony Jack’s work on the diversity among students from poor families

A Sticky Week for College Admissions as Affirmative Action Debate Heats Up (The Christian Science Monitor)
Ivy League Schools Brace for Scrutiny of Race in Admissions (The Boston Globe via The Associated Press)
Affirmative Action in Higher Education (WOSU)
Centering on ‘Diversity’ Ignores the Real Focus of Affirmative Action (The Boston Globe)
For Now, Federal Focus On Affirmative Action Centers On Harvard (WBUR)
Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Natasha Warikoo weighs in on the Department of Justice’s plans to investigate affirmative action in college admissions.

The True Failure of Foreign Language Instruction (The Conversation)
Why is the United States so bad at producing bilinguals? Catherine Snow shares her perspective on the dismal state of bilingual and multilingual fluency across the nation.