Leading Higher Education Into The Future

Posted on June 18, 2019

“Ensuring the value of a college education and degree in our evolving professional world remains front of mind for Alison Byerly, the first woman to lead Lafayette College. Here, we chat about her strategy for equipping Lafayette graduates to thrive after graduation, how higher education can better support the professional growth of women and the reason why you can often find her at a Lafayette tailgate.” Continue reading

There’s More to College Than Getting Into College

Posted on June 17, 2019

“The crazed pursuit of college admissions helps no one thrive. And while the Varsity Blues admissions scandal shines a light on families that break the rules, it’s time to consider the unhappiness of families that play by them. While competition for seats may be inevitable, students scramble to do ever more to get into college—and give away more of their childhood to do so. This competition might seem a problem only for middle class and wealthy families. But students of modest means suffer most when applying to college becomes an endless list of tasks requiring time and other resources.” Continue reading

Faith-based education an option we can’t deny: Column

Posted on June 14, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was asked recently by CNN’s Anderson Cooper whether she’d have become who she is without the help of a faith-based school, Blessed Sacrament in the Bronx. Sotomayor said, “Doubtful.” In an interview with The New York Times, she said the school was  “a road of opportunity for kids with no other alternative.” Continue reading

Why Education Needs a ‘Whole Child’ Approach

Posted on June 10, 2019

“This year is shaping up to be a big one for public education, as 20 new governors, 16 re-elected governors and more than 100 new mayors settle into their roles. Many of these leaders committed as part of their campaigns to an education focus, and voters will hold them accountable. The hopeful news is that these leaders have an education policy priority that they can rally around in 2019, regardless of their political beliefs: “whole child” education.” Continue reading