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Beyond forgiveness: Tackle the root causes of debt in higher education and health care; The Hill, December 11, 2023


Work experience, not college, prepared employees for jobs, study finds; HR Dive, November 14, 2023


A Plan to Strengthen Democracy in 2024; WNYC, November 9, 2023


As more colleges are promising high schoolers guaranteed admission, ‘everybody wins,’ expert says; CNBC, October 10, 2023


On The Value Of College, Higher Ed Has A ‘Great Choir’ Of Supporters—But Many People Can’t Hear The Music; Forbes, September 6, 2023


With the end of race-conscious college admissions, Americans have reached common ground on what’s needed next ; The Hill, July 31, 2023


Does the Supreme Court See Higher Education as a Public Good?; The Philadelphia Citizen, July 4, 2023


Most Americans Wanted The Supreme Court To End Affirmative Action — Kind Of; FiveThirtyEight, June 29, 2023


Impact of racism differs across racial, partisan lines, report finds; Philanthropy News Digest, June 29, 2023


New poll shows racial issues divide Americans. But people of faith can help unite us; Yahoo!, June 17, 2023


New poll shows racial issues divide Americans. But people of faith can help unite us; USA Today, June 17, 2023


This week in politics: Trump is turning off independents; Miami mayor enters ’24 bid; USA Today, June 17, 2023


Nearly every American endorses racial equality. It’s how to get there that divides us; USA Today, June 15, 2023


Racial justice doesn’t have to divide us as Americans. Here’s how we can work together; USA Today, June 15, 2023


New York Sends College Acceptance Letters to 125,000 High School Seniors, But Broader Enrollment Crisis May Be Hard to Fix; NBC News – Washington, June 2, 2023


As Supreme Court gears up to rule on student loan cases, Americans are split on debt forgiveness; USA Today, May 10, 2023


The College Problem In America Is About More Than Cost; Forbes, March 15, 2023


Fewer than half of alumni of online for-profits report being very satisfied; Higher Ed Dive, March 7, 2023


Alumni of For-Profit Online Colleges Skeptical of the Payoff; Inside Higher Ed, March 7, 2023


College is still worth it, research finds — although students are growing skeptical; CNBC, March 1, 2023


Student loan payments are set to restart in 2023. Here’s how borrowers should prepare; USA Today, February 21, 2023


Recapping President Biden’s State of the Union Address; WAMC – Brian Lehrer, February 8, 2023


Biden Delivers 2nd State of the Union Address to Divided Congress, Nation; Voice of America News, February 7, 2023


For-Profit College Grads Divided on Value of Their Degrees; BestColleges.com, February 6, 2023


53% of For-Profit College Alumni Think School Cared More About Profit than Education; Diverse Issues in Higher Ed, January 31, 2023


4 in 10 say degree from for-profit university was worth cost: survey; The Hill, January 31, 2023


Are for-profit colleges worth the cost? Graduates are split on the value of their degrees; USA Today, January 31, 2023


Let’s be with each other even if we don’t agree with each other; Dallas News, January 21, 2023


Can we hope for more civility in 2023? Editorial Board Roundtable; Cleveland.com, December 24, 2022


Spreading holiday cheer with some bipartisan icing: Eric Foster; Cleveland.com, December 21, 2022


New York Republicans plan bodacious party for weekend; Washington Times, December 9, 2022


Religious and Spiritual Americans Help Heal a Divided Nation; Psychology Today, December 8, 2022


Does disunity in America matter? Fewer people say bridging political divides is vital; USA Today, December 6, 2022


‘Not left or right, but deep’: How people of faith can help to heal America’s divisions; USA Today, December 6, 2022


Democracy Prevailed at the Midterms, But Roadblocks Remain | Opinion; Newsweek, December 6, 2022


OPINION: Training programs are welcome, but let’s not overlook the benefits of a bachelor’s degree; Hechinger Report, December 5, 2022


Where do we go from here? What’s next after loan forgiveness; The Hill, November 15, 2022


College Is a Dividing Line in Politics. Here’s What You Need to Know; The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 7, 2022


Are President Biden’s warnings about democracy resonating with voters?; Spectrum – NY1 News, November 4, 2022


Advice from High School Counselors: Invaluable or Worthless?; Public School Review, November 2, 2022


Gen Zers don’t see the point in getting a degree. Here’s how to fix the ROI of college; Fortune, October 31, 2022


Political Alienation Driving Voter Involvement?; RealClear Politics, October 29, 2022


Public faith in US universities is fading. We need a new vision; Times Higher Education, October 21, 2022


Higher Education: Burning or Bright?; Inside Higher Ed, October 18, 2022


Biden set to announce plan to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt Wednesday; MSN, August 23, 2022


Despite interest, neither students nor employers favor skills over a college degree; University Business, August 9, 2022


Survey: 66% of adults say college doesn’t meet needs of today’s students; HR Dive, August 4, 2022


A critical voice on higher ed from an unusual place: Temple president Jason Wingard lays out what needs to change in a new book; The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2022


Americans’ Confidence in Higher Ed Drops Sharply; The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 25, 2022


Americans Strongly Agree On Benefits Of College Degree; Forbes, July 25, 2022


Washington Watch: A deeper look at public opinion of higher ed; Community College Daily, July 19, 2022


Is student loan forgiveness fair to those without college degrees? Americans remain divided over costs; USA Today, July 19, 2022


Here’s what schools should do about lack of faith in college education and its high cost; USA Today, July 17, 2022


My four-year degree was the expectation. My trade school training actually got me my job.; USA Today, July 13, 2022


Is college worth the cost? Only half of Americans think so; Fox 8 News, July 12, 2022


Many question value of college in America; USA Today, July 12, 2022


Community College Daily Headlines; Community College Daily, July 11, 2022


Does college still pay off? It might depend on where you go; NewsNation, July 11, 2022


Only half of Americans think public higher education is worth the cost of tuition; University Business, July 11, 2022


Four-year degree worth the cost? Americans value education, but government should pick up the tab.; USA Today, July 11, 2022


Is college worth it? Americans say they value higher education, but it’s too expensive for many; USA Today, July 11, 2022


Americans say they hate being divided but don’t know how to come together. Here’s an idea; Yahoo! News, May 16, 2022


How Americans are fighting back against the forces that manipulate and divide us; USA Today, April 23, 2022


Opinion: Take Time To Be Better Informed To Make Our Politics Less Polarized; Patch, April 11, 2022


America’s partisan divide is greatly exaggerated; The Washington Post, March 29, 2022


POLITICO Playbook PM: Highlights from Jackson’s questioning (so far); POLITICO, March 22, 2022


Want to fight political extremism?; The Dallas Morning News, February 28, 2022


A Senate reset for approving a new justice; The Christian Science Monitor, February 1, 2022


 

Governors lament ‘existential threat’ of partisanship in Washington; The Hill, January 31, 2022


Our view: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not a time for rest and relaxation; The Columbus Dispatch, January 16, 2022


 

Nashville works to diversify its city-appointed boards; Nashville Public Radio, June 7, 2021


#ListenFirst: New virtual event kicks off annual National Week of Conversation:  USA TODAY, May 18, 2021


America Talks: Toxic polarization threatens our nation’s future. Here’s how we can save it: USA TODAY, May 18, 2021


Why it’s bad for America if President Biden gives up on bipartisanship: USA TODAY, May 17, 2021


America Is Optimistic. Can Biden Make the Feeling Last? The New York Times, May 3, 2021


In Patients We Trust: Why Clinicians Need To Believe And Respect Patients: Health Affairs, April 29, 2021


Strengthening democracy starts with better monitoring of our civic health: The Fulcrum, April 27, 2021


We disagree on a lot but overwhelmingly agree that we need to find common ground. Let’s start together, here: USA TODAY, April 27, 2021


Hidden Common Ground: Why Americans aren’t as divided on issues as we appear to be: USA TODAY, April 27, 2021


Hidden Common Ground poll: Americans want compromise, but think political gridlock will worsen: USA TODAY, April 27, 2021


The search for unity: 4 ways Americans can bridge our racial and political divisions:  USA TODAY, April 27, 2021


Giving teachers more decision-making power would bring democracy to life at school: The Fulcrum, March 24, 2021


Police trials as benchmarks for racial justice: The Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2021


Time to apply ample lessons from abroad to improve democracy here: The Fulcrum, February 24, 2021


How Do Patients Feel About Social Risk Screening? Healthcare Innovation, February 22, 2021


Universal Child Care: A Bad Deal for Kids? Institute for Family Studies, February 1, 2021


McDonald’s CEO: Chain will do ‘just fine’ with higher wages: Restaurant Dive, January 29, 2021


Survey: Parents and Teachers Grapple with In-Person Learning: WOSU Public Media, January 28, 2021


Raising The Minimum Wage Takes Crucial Step Towards Equity And Racial Justice: NewsOne, January 26, 2021


As support for $15 minimum wage gains momentum, Main Street fears it’s not the right time: CNBC, January 25, 2021)


Democrats Hope Biz Tax Incentives Can Sell Wage Increase: Law360, November 17, 2020


Bernie Sanders claims majority of Americans support a ‘far-left agenda’ that includes raising minimum wage to $15 as he says he’d accept a position in President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet: Daily Mail, November 16, 2020


Even a divided America agrees on raising the minimum wage: Brookings, November 13, 2020


Irv Randolph: The growing demand for police reform: The Philadelphia Tribune, November 13, 2020


As a deeply divided nation processes the election results, what DO we actually agree on? More than you’d think: MarketWatch, November 6, 2020


Ways Republicans and Democrats have found common ground during contentious 2020 election: MSN, October 26, 2020


Hidden Common Ground: We found that Americans are more united than it appears: USA TODAY, October 20, 2020


Queens’ 14 council districts may lose participatory budgeting for second year in a row: Queens Daily Eagle, October 19, 2020


How Do Social Determinants of Health Affect Patient Wellness? PatientEngagementHIT, October 9, 2020


Poll: More Americans on both sides of the political spectrum want a higher minimum wage: WITF, September 30, 2020


COVID-19 has narrowed the divide between GOP, Democratic voters on ways to support workers from pay to child care: USA TODAY, September 24, 2020


David Bange: Turn climate anxiety into climate action: La Crosse Tribune, September 20, 2020


Americans Share Common Ground, Misperceptions About Immigration, Poll Finds: KUNR Public Radio, August 14, 2020


Americans’ confidence in police falls to historic low, Gallup poll shows: USA TODAY, August 12, 2020


Poll shows growing disconnect over Trump’s hard-line immigration policies:  USA TODAY, August 12, 2020