News

  • Sue testified before House Subcommittee on Education and Labor
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    College access has been getting a lot of buzz, but getting more people to enroll in higher education is only the first step. Helping people graduate is proving a larger hurdle, something the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment has decided to investigate. (read more)
  • Dynarski’s work on school day SAT testing cited in Inside Higher Ed analysis of the 2019 test results
    Friday, November 8, 2019
    Sue Dynarski’s research is cited in a recent Inside Higher Ed analysis of an initiative that expanded access to the SAT for low-income, first-generation, and minority students. (read more)
  • Mike Widerspan was appointed ED of Iowa College Aid
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    The Iowa College Aid Board of Commissioners has selected Dr. Mark Wiederspan as the agency’s new Executive Director. Current Executive Director Karen Misjak will retire January 24 after 15 years at the agency and more than 30 years in the field of student financial aid. (read more)
  • Ball, Cohen, Duke, Dynarski, and Jacob on 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking list
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess released his 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking. This list spotlights the top 200 education scholars who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation. (read more)
  • Report finds gaps in access to career, technical ed programs
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    A new University of Michigan report detailing access to career and technical education programs in Michigan has found that while CTE courses are popular among high school students, there’s a gap in access to them. (read more)