Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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February 12, 2018
New data from the Lumina Foundation show that in 2016, 46.9 percent of Americans aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary degree or certificate. That is a 1.1 percentage point increase in a year and a nine percentage point increase since 2008, but Lumina's report says that the rate of increase isn't large enough to meet a goal of 60 percent by 2025. Further, the Lumina data show significant gaps by race and ethnicity. The 2016 figures by race/ethnicity (for degrees only, excluding certificates) are:
February 12, 2018
Humanities grads are employed and like their work; questioning use of metrics in admissions; free tuition program at Madison; "Macron effect."
February 12, 2018
The American Historical Association has condemned a new law in Poland that makes it a crime to write or speak "publicly and contrary to the facts, that the Polish Nation or the Republic of Poland is responsible or co-responsible for Nazi crimes committed by the Third Reich." Many prominent scholars have written over the years that while some Polish citizens and leaders fought the Nazis, others helped them. The AHA has already has expressed concern to the Polish government about Jan T.
February 12, 2018
Death of a 16-year-old at a competitive high school in California leaves many asking whether too much is being asked of students.
February 12, 2018
A few dozen students a year who were meeting the SAT requirement were in the bottom half of their high school classes and didn't perform well in college.
February 12, 2018
The budget bill enacted last week included a provision clearing more than $330 million owed by four historically black colleges for loans they took out from the U.S. Education Department to help with recovery from Hurricane Katrina, The New Orleans Advocate reported.
February 12, 2018
Lawsuit reveals just how much a college consulting service will charge for its services.
February 12, 2018
Southern New Hampshire University announced on Twitter that an online sociology instructor who denied that Australia is a country has been replaced. The university is also reimbursing the student who had her work rejected for insisting that Australia is, in fact, a country.
February 12, 2018
New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.
February 12, 2018
Harvard University on Sunday announced that its next president will be Lawrence S. Bacow, former president of Tufts University.

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