A veteran higher education journalist and analyst, Paul focuses on the connections between education and the American workforce.
As the first mega university, the University of Phoenix showed how a focus on working adults and career education could work at scale. Almost a decade ago, though, Phoenix began a long slide. The university’s enrollment last year of 84,000 was roughly one-fifth of its peak.
December 9, 2021
There's good news and bad news in the results of a five-year effort to study outcomes.
December 2, 2021
Spelman College and the nonprofit Braven announced a new partnership that will allow every Spelman sophomore to participate in a project focused on excelling after college.
November 11, 2021
Big tech companies announced new collaborations with community colleges and other open-access institutions in the past week—and the companies increasingly are putting real money and support behind those partnerships.
November 4, 2021