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Thursday, August 27, 2015

NYT cites Susan Dynarski research in op-ed on federal financial aid

In a New York Times editorial, “Time to Fix the Fafsa,” the paper’s editorial board discusses efforts to simplify the process for applying for federal financial aid, noting Susan Dynarski’s proposals to eliminate most of the questions on the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Read more »

Tags: dynarski, expertise, financial aid, higher education

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NSF awards grant to Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy Boerst, Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy Boerst, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, “Strengthening the Quality, Design and Usability of Simulations as Assessments of Teaching Practice.” This project will explore crucial questions about the design and use of simulations of practice to assess preservice teachers’ readiness. Read more »

Tags: ball, boerst, expertise, mathematics education, shaughnessy, teacher education

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PBS looks at academic coaching system developed by Timothy McKay

A feature story on the PBS Newshour website centers on ECoach, a system developed by SOE Professor Timothy McKay to help students manage coursework and deliver advice they need at the right time, from the right source. Read more »

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Task force co-chaired by Deanna Birdyshaw releases report on teacher prep

Co-chaired by Deanna Birdyshaw, the International Literacy Association Literacy Teacher Preparation Task Force has released its Preliminary Report on Teacher Preparation for Literacy Instruction. The report’s data reflect the first phase of a study of what states’ requirements are for preservice teachers in terms of developing their skills as literacy instructors. Read more »

Tags: birdyshaw, expertise, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

Monday, August 24, 2015

Washington Post story quotes Susan Dynarski

Susan Dynarski is quoted in a Washington Post story, “How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen.” Dynarski said, “Moving to direct loans was the right way to go. Now . . . we have growing pains in how the government handles this new responsibility.” Read more »

Tags: dynarski, economics of education, expertise, higher education

Monday, August 24, 2015

Susan Dynarski discusses Fafsa in NYT column

In her latest post in The Upshot on The New York Times website, “Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form,” Susan Dynarski proposes an end to the federal aid application for college students. Read more »

Tags: dynarski, economics of education, expertise, higher education

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