• A recent study identifies 74 genetic variants that are associated with educational attainment. – Inside Higher Ed
  • Several colleges and universities in California are working to boost the number of Native Americans who enroll and earn degrees. –The Press Enterprise
  • Did you know? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with data that can go far in improving student learning and school functions. – S. News
  • The U.S. DOE announces a competition to award $65 million in grants to up to 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country. – S. Department of Education
  • A study finds that many colleges that raise their tuition also lower their overall Cost of Attendance (COA). – EdCentral


  • Guidestar introduces a new platform that will allow nonprofits to provide non-financial data to demonstrate effectiveness, in an effort to promote a dialogue about what is being measured by nonprofits. – Nonprofit Quarterly
  • New York City nonprofits are working to reach out to Spanish-language communities, within which there is a lack of knowledge about Alzheimer’s. – Metro
  • A new nonprofit created by prominent Silicon Valley women from companies such as Google and Pinterest hope to get start-ups to commit to tracking workplace diversity. – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit organizations are often criticized for their spending on non-mission oriented items – a new article says these investments are just as important. – American News Report
  • The nonprofit Feedback organizes “Feeding the 5,000”, providing free lunch to New Yorkers as part of a campaign against food waste. – National Geographic