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  • In an election year when pandering abounds and little serious legislating occurs, Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bipartisan draft bill today. Their proposal would cut a clear path through the maze of federal financial aid programs to make a simpler, more transparent and flexible program for students. This forward looking proposal brings ... [more]

  • Seeing the Big Picture
    Education

    This year, seven states are wrapping up multi-year, College Productivity grants funded by Lumina Foundation and managed by HCM Strategists. These seven states (Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas) advanced state and system policies in one or more of four issue areas, called “the four steps” (performance funding, student incentives, new models and ... [more]

  • Any fans of dramatic medical shows like ER, House and Grey’s Anatomy have probably seen a tonic-clonic (i.e., full body) seizure. However, chances are it was a poor depiction of what a seizure looks like and how bystanders should respond. Sometimes you see a doctor holding down their patient or people stuffing random objects in ... [more]