The Nationalization of American Education

We usually think of education, at all levels, as a state responsibility. Yet, there is nothing in our constitution that makes this explicit. A result has been growing involvement by the federal... [ read more ]

Free community college? President Ebersole says not so fast…

In this morning’s piece “Free community college? Not so fast…” on The Hechinger Report, President John Ebersole explores unexamined factors of the Obama administration’s proposed “free community college” deal.  President John Ebersole,... [ read more ]

Online program management providers, now a billion-dollar industry, look ahead

Chris Montagnino, vice president of extended education at Excelsior College and CEO of Educators Serving Educators, offered insight on the rapidly growing online program management market in the following “Market enabled” piece... [ read more ]

College accreditors in no-win situation

In this morning’s piece “No Love, but No Alternative” on Inside Higher Ed, Doug Lederman explores the seemingly conflicting mandate placed on accrediting bodies and the challenges of creating an alternative to... [ read more ]

Using games and simulations to engage Federal workforce

Excelsior College, a non-profit institution founded in 1971, has long been a leader in serving what it calls the “post-traditional learner.” These are typically working adults who seek education and training that... [ read more ]

Newswire hacking in focus

In the past decade the cybersecurity community has seen hackers progress steadily from breaching big box stores and the media industry to sensitive government files and even the White House. Breaches such... [ read more ]

Concerns on Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact

Hillary Clinton’s just announced “New College Compact” sets forth a broad and ambitious agenda that includes much to consider for those of us in higher education. As the likely Democratic nominee, her... [ read more ]