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 colleges in 3 states aim to help students better market their job skills

'Credential-as-you-go' lets students earn short-term certificates and badges to show employers their abilities even before they earn two-year, four-year or graduate degrees.

Fundraising dramatically successful at 2 women’s colleges in spite of COVID disruptions

Donors to two women's liberal arts colleges have been showing their strong beliefs in the institutions' missions—in a very big way—even as higher ed navigates COVID's disruptions.

2 Philadelphia-area colleges join forces to knock down barriers to equity

Students in good academic standing at West Chester University have in the past been prevented from registering for classes over minor library and parking fines that they were unable to pay.

4 colleges team up to launch equity ‘Moon Shot’ in Cincinnati and No. Kentucky

Equity comes down to fifth-graders for Fernando Figueroa, the president of Gateway Community & Technical College in Kentucky. There are several things they need to understand about their potential, he says.

How COVID shift to virtual is helping Idaho reimagine online learning

The sudden shift to remote learning kicked into high gear the creation of a statewide digital course sharing network by Idaho's eight public colleges and universities.

50 community colleges are teaming up to help students with basic needs

Nearly three in five students suffered from food and housing insecurity during fall 2020 and, despite federal relief funds, many are still struggling.

Equity inspires 66 colleges to expand the reach of open educational resources

Excitement is building around OER at Framingham State University as a handful of faculty are creating their own textbooks with instructional designers enhancing the final product.

Why this university now gives students a chance to bring pets to campus

Dogs, cats, birds, hedgehogs, hamsters amphibians, small reptiles and other 'non-exotic' pets are now permitted to live in designated rooms at Shenandoah University.

Diversity champion Freeman Hrabowski to retire as UMBC president after 3 decades

Just a short list of the substantial growth during Hrabowski's 30 years of leadership: Enrollment, graduation rates, research investment, degree programs and the university's share Pell Grant recipients.

How a mindfulness app helps conquer more than stress and anxiety

First-year students and sophomores at the University of Wisconsin are taking a 30-day mental health challenge using a free mindfulness and meditation app.

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