Matt Zalaznick

Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

How much has COVID changed what and where college students want to study?

College students around the world are less interested in Ph.D.’s. since the COVID outbreak as they turn toward technology and environmental disciplines.

How 2 HBCUs are going online to increase diversity of K-12 leadership

A new higher ed initiative, driven by two leading HBCUs, will work to move more teachers of color into the K-12 principal pipeline. 

How micro-credentials are helping higher ed master the post-COVID moment

As professional pathways take hold across higher ed, soft-skills are now as central to instruction as are the technical skills taught in these accelerated credential programs.

Academic advocacy on 2 campuses is helping more students cross the finish line

Reaching struggling students before even they know they have a problem is key to "academic advocacy," an emerging high-touch advising model that prioritizes retention and completion.

Low-income students at these colleges tend to earn more in the long run

College still pays off financially for the lowest-income students but some institutions pay off more than others, a new analysis finds.

5 keys to creating true equity in college admissions and financial aid

Understanding the link between selectivity and racial inequity in college admissions is one of several key strategies in dismantling long-standing and system barriers to college access.

Are we seizing a huge opportunity to make higher ed more equitable?

College system still needs key reforms to assure all Americans have access to a post-secondary education that leads to a higher quality of life, IHEP president Mamie Voight says.

How a design college is powering new CTE opportunities for high school students

The newly launched Newark School of Fashion and Design is a partnership with the Parsons School of Design where students will create line of clothing, put on a fashion show and start a business.

How your counseling website can be more supportive of LGBTQ students

Some college counseling center websites may actually discourage students in the LGBTQ+ community from seeking mental health care and other support, a study released this week has found.

8 ways to better connect preschool to promising careers for all students

The Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act could provide some momentum for a much-needed overhaul of disjointed education and career-training systems, a report says.

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