Improving College Graduation Rates III

So what are the specifics that higher education can learn from successful urban high schools to substantially improve student outcomes? By substantial improvement I mean something like the 90/90 that many urban high schools are now measured against. In the…

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Worth Reading

When I committed to writing a blog twice a week I worried that I wouldn't have enough to write about. Boy was I wrong. The exact opposite has been the case. I keep putting aside articles that I want to…

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Excellent Schools Detroit

The release of the citywide plan for improving student achievement in Detroit was quite exhilarating. It marks a fundamental change in strategy and, for the first time, offers a realistic possibility that we can get big increases in student outcomes.…

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Improving College Graduation Rates

At Michigan Future, Inc. we believe that investments in higher education are the single best thing the state can do to grow a high prosperity economy. It is the best asset we have to grow a knowledge-based economy. In the…

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We Have To Change

The question I get most often these days is for my take on the 2010 elections. To be honest I don't have a clue what is going to happen. But I do have a sense of the nature of the…

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Charters for Adults?

I attended a terrific conference this week – co hosted by CEOs for Cities and United Way for Southeastern Michigan – on reducing poverty. The mission was to identify local actions that can significantly reduce poverty over the next two…

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Apple Again

After reading my previous post on Apple, John Austin, of the State Board of Education and the Brookings Institution, sent me a terrific study. Its from the Personal Computing Industry Center at the UC Irvine. Its topic is job creation…

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