CAPSEE Researchers Testify Before Senate HELP Committee | 11/14/2013
CAPSEE researchers Bridget Terry Long and Judith Scott-Clayton testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) on Thursday, November 14. The topic of the full committee hearing is “Ensuring Access to Higher Education: Simplifying Federal Student Aid for Today’s College Student.”
Should High School Last Six Years? | 10/29/2013
In an opinion piece for The New York Times’ “Room for Debate,” CAPSEE Director Thomas Bailey weighs in on whether a six-year early college high school in Brooklyn should serve as a model for high schools across the country.
Lists That Rank Colleges’ Value Are on the Rise | 10/27/2013
CAPSEE researcher Judith Scott-Clayton is quoted in a New York Times article about lists that rank colleges by their value, evaluating factors such as tuition and students’ employment and earnings outcomes.
Paper Offers Advice on Using National Clearinghouse Data | 10/22/2013
CAPSEE researcher Susan M. Dynarski coauthored an NBER paper on the limitations of the National Student Clearinghouse as a data source.
Income-Based Loans Made Simple | 10/22/2013
Inside Higher Ed looks at a proposal published by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project to simplify federal student loan repayments by implementing an income-based repayment plan. Susan Dynarski and Daniel Kreisman of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor coauthored the proposal.
Revamped Repayment Plan and Cost Estimators Are Among New Aid Proposals | 10/21/2013
The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses changes proposed to the financial aid system by three papers from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project. CAPSEE researcher Susan M. Dynarski co-authored a proposal on reforming the student loan system, and CAPSEE researcher Judith Scott-Clayton co-authored a proposal to reform the Pell Grant program.
Distinguished Researchers, Professors, and Fellows Selected for Various 2013 APPAM Awards | 10/9/2013
CAPSEE researcher Susan M. Dynarski received APPAM’s 2013 Raymond Vernon Memorial Award for her paper Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Degree Attainment and Degree Completion.
How to Vet a For-Profit Online Program | 4/19/2013
CAPSEE researcher David Deming is quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article on what students should consider before enrolling in a for-profit online program.
A New Center Studies Career and Technical Pathways | 9/25/2012
A recent report by Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce called attention to the need to link data on education and employment outcomes. CAPSEE Director Thomas Bailey responds in a letter to the editor in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Students at For-Profit Colleges Earn Less, Study Says | 3/23/2012
In the U.S. News and World Report, CAPSEE’s David Deming talks about findings from a study on for-profits he coauthored with Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, calling for-profit colleges a “buyer beware” kind of sector.