Coats issued a statement to control the damage from his "admittedly awkward response" to Trump's announcement.
In an interview, Kirstjen Nielsen says she hasn’t seen evidence that Russia intended to help President Trump win the 2016 election, contrary to U.S. intelligence agencies’ 2016 findings. The Department of Homeland Security later clarified her comments to say that she “agrees with” the agencies’ findings.
What specific commitments should colleges and universities make to enrich the education of students for citizenship? How can colleges and universities build more effective partnerships to advance progress toward a more just, equitable, and sustainable democracy?
Education at its best isn't just about learning for its own sake, nor only about readying students for work. It prepares the citizens we need to make informed decisions, become active in their communities, and take responsibility for the future.
Community colleges need to assess labor market outcomes, the end of completion. Economic research and data firms like EMSI and Burning Glass are supporting this effort taking the college's value-add assessment to a new level.
Everyone knows we need to change how people get benefits in America. But no one is really sure how.
I remember the first sight of my dad in the airport. Once he saw us, he started running until we all embraced. Even though I was only a few years old, it's a moment that will be ingrained in my mind forever.
Today, colleges and universities should be creating expectations of service for their prospective students and recent graduates.
Today less than 0.5 percent of the U.S. population actively serves in the armed forces. The decline of duty has not only resulted in a disconnect between U.S. military personnel and American civilians, it's created a disconnect between Americans and service to each other.
Here's the thing: As a person of color and a Filipino immigrant, I sometimes cringe when I think of "service." The first thing I envision is a white adult working in a "third world" country like the Philippines, huddling together with versions of a four-year-old me, darker-skinned and of modest means.
I was meant to serve. As the child of a police officer and a paramedic and the grandchild of war veterans, service was in my blood. Caring deeply about others was in my soul. My first word was even "justice." (This is likely because my German Sheperd puppy was named Justice, but still.)
Discussions on race are important, and we should continue having them, but it's going to take more action to move us forward. While there is no one panacea, I am confident as to what a piece of the puzzle looks like.