• What Colleges Can Learn from K-12 Education

    According to research by Anthony P. Carnevale and Jeff Strohl, of Georgetown University, fewer high-income students attend community college than in the past. High-income students outnumber low-income students by 14:1 in the most competitive four-year institutions, yet poor students outnumber wealthy students in community colleges by nearly 2:1.

  • Political appointee's hands-off excuse is rejected at IRS hearing

    A guide to the “rules of engagement” for political appointees, written by Joseph Ferrara and Lynn Ross of Georgetown University in 2004, examined the “myth” that political appointees often don’t care about improving the agencies they are chosen to lead.

  • Role of Health-Law 'Navigators' Under Fire

    "Applying for financial assistance is also a complicated business, and brokers don't have a lot of experience with that," said Tricia Brooks, a research assistant professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.

  • Political dysfunction spells trouble for democracies

    We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation’s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about — jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education — it’s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.

  • Commencement Weekend in Washington

    “Our commencement speakers this year are extraordinary individuals, representing the highest levels of excellence in a diverse array of fields—from public service to public health, education, economics and humanitarian endeavors,” said Georgetown University president John DeGioia.

  • Three Takeaways from CBO's Fiscal Forecasts

    Falling deficits are generally welcomed by politicians, no matter what the cause. But some deficit hawks – Alice Rivlin, the former director of the White House budget office and CBO’s first director – say that the deficit is coming down too fast, acting as a unwelcome restraint on the slowly recovering U.S. economy.

  • Free for All Over 'College for All'

    A college’s outcomes are heavily influenced by the distribution of majors they have, the qualifications of the students they enroll, and the occupations their graduates enter, and it is impossible to control for all of those factors in purporting to calculate the outcomes for an entire institution, Carnevale said. “You just can’t do that.”

  • Continuing Education Remains Popular for Generation X

    According to a June 2012 study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, people who complete certificate programs tend to make 20% more than employees who only hold high school diplomas.

  • Mark Sanford's Appalachian spring

    Voters in the Lowcountry may have been weary of a man who made a national spectacle of himself by covering up an affair when he was chief executive and then hanging around in office. But when called to arms against liberals and spending and big government, they were prepared to forget Sanford’s hike on the Appalachian Trail, the one that never happened but was his attempt at a false alibi for being in Argentina to see his lover-now-fiancee.

  • Charting Pre-K's Value for All

    When President Barack Obama announced his support for universal preschool in his State of the Union address this year, he rekindled a fierce debate. Supporters praised universal preschool as an excellent "investment" in the nation's future workforce. Critics lambasted it as yet another example of wasteful federal spending.