The LEAP Challenge Blog

Sep 23, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
I recently responded to a remarkably bad article that appeared last week in the Washington Post called “Is College Overrated?”  The article... read more
Sep 3, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
Readers of this blog may not have noticed the significant announcement last week by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan of the recipients of... read more
Aug 23, 2010 | Carol Geary Schneider
Higher education looms ever larger in the national consciousness, but unhappily, the public discussion about the purposes of higher... read more
Jul 29, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
I’ve been anxiously following the news about the new National Governors Association initiative, Complete to Compete,  and the recent... read more
Jul 22, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
I recently returned from a meeting in Minneapolis of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) that overlapped with a meeting... read more
Jun 25, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
I’ve answered far too many reporter calls in the last few months in which I’ve been asked about whether this recession will finally put the... read more
While the job market for new college graduates continues to improve, many companies are specifically seeking out candidates who possess... read more
Readers of this blog are probably well aware by now of the recently passed legislation in Arizona banning the teaching of ethnic studies in... read more
May 19, 2010 | Debra Humphreys
The media is obsessed with covering debates about whether all kids should go to college.  There couldn’t be a dumber debate to have in 2010... read more
With all of the news about internships lately, my favorite recent posting is from McSweeney’s. Advertising a news production internship,... read more