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The SCHEV blogs are intended to improve communication and collaboration regarding higher education policy in Virginia. At right are the current blogs at SCHEV, we anticipate more will be added as time goes on. Below the blog list is an aggregated list of the most recent posts from all blogs arranged chronologically.

Recent Blog Posts - All Blogs
There is a new report on student debt out from the Pew Charitable Trust.  BloombergBusiness reports on it a couple of different ways. Debt article 1: About 51 percent of black and 52 percent of Hispanic millennial and Generation X student-loan borrowers would find a different way t... [More]
With good reason, it drives our friends at the institutions crazy when we are inconsistent in what we do. I completely get this. All of us at SCHEV get it. So we try to be consistent, and correct it when we are not. Sometimes, attempts to be consistent and precise get in our way. This is esp... [More]
(I will present this to report to SCHEV's Resources and Planning Committee on Monday, Jul 20, 2015.) Presentation Visuals as a pdf. This is a preliminary report written prior to the initiation of the six-year plan meetings with public institutions and representatives from SCHEV, Senate... [More]
During March and April, one can can stand on the Mayo Bridge, just a quarter mile from SCHEV's offices, and dangle a shiny piece of metal with hook on it (and no bait) into the James River and catch startling numbers of shad. The power of a Bright Shiny Object (BSO) is undeniable. Like the A... [More]
This week was the third annual VLDS Insights Conference. VLDS has been live since August, 2013. We are still growing and trying to make this a going concern. New agencies have come on board and the potential for research that fundamentally improves state policy in the Commonwealth has increa... [More]
Wow. What a week. Fortunately, I get to focus on one or two small bits of news - the Ratings that Aren't.  USED has announced that the PIRS - the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System - won't actually have any ratings. Instead it will be a new consumer-oriented website with "mor... [More]
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