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 19, 2015
The Center for American Progress is today releasing a new paper on how to provide, as the paper's title says, "College for All." The paper says that a variety of changes in policies should enable all high school graduates to receive support up to the level of tuition at a public college or university in the state. Students who attend private colleges would receive the equivalent amount toward their expenses. Students at community colleges would receive support sufficient to cover the full costs of attendance.
February 19, 2015
A California judge has cleared the way for the City College of San Francisco to seek a reconsideration of its accreditor's decision to revoke recognition, The Los Angeles Times reported. The decision had been expected based on a preliminary ruling last month by the judge.
February 19, 2015
William Mitchell College of Law, a free-standing institution, and the law school of Hamline University will merge, the institutions have announced. Both are located in St. Paul.
February 19, 2015
Professor who leads center on poverty repeatedly criticizes conservative leaders -- and board panel of allies of those he criticized moves to eliminate his research center.
February 19, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Elizabeth Behrman, a professor of physics and math at Wichita State University, discusses her work to create an artificial neural network. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 18, 2015
Boston College is facing federal and state investigations of whether it has done enough to make its campus accessible to people with disabilities,
February 18, 2015
About 800 applicants to a master's program in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University on Monday received e-mails accepting them to the program. Then, seven hours later, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, they received a notice that the acceptances were a mistake. They were asked to confirm the revocation of the offers.
February 18, 2015
Paul Quinn College, a historically black institution in Texas, plans to become a work college, meaning that all students will work throughout their time at the college in return for much lower tuition rates, The Texas Tribune reported. The college also plans to end the use of paid textbooks and to rely on open-source materials.  
February 18, 2015
A legislative committee in Oklahoma has voted to ban the use of state funds for teaching Advanced Placement U.S. history, The Tulsa World reported. Lawmakers complained that the curriculum focuses too much on what "is bad about America." Further, some lawmakers are questioning the entire AP program, saying that it is effectively a national curriculum.
February 18, 2015
Has a key part of the gender gap for women in science and technology been eliminated? Or do the data show the continued loss of female talent in STEM?

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