Doing More With Higher Ed Data
Students, parents and taxpayers want to know now more than ever if college is worth it. The answer overall is an unequivocal yes, said Amy Laitinen, director of the higher education program at New America.
But, Laitinen added, Americans don’t know how worthwhile most individual colleges or programs are for particular students.
“The real question is which college, which program, for which students, at which price, for how much debt is it worth it,” Laitinen said.
The presidential election pushed grassroots proposals to make public college free into the mainstream. But should these plans stay there? And if so, in what form, now that the most prominent supporters of those proposals lost the race for the White House?
During his time in office, President Obama substantially altered the landscape of postsecondary education, from making the federal government the direct lender of student loans to changing the climate for how colleges address allegations of sexual assault. Journalists who cover federal policy on higher education offer insights and story ideas about issues to track, from the regulation of for-profit colleges to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Welcome & Lunch
Which Students Count in College Data-Keeping?
Registration & Badge Pick Up
Thursday – Friday
Opens at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
3440 Market Street, Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Badges are required to attend all seminar events and meals.