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Avoiding the Road to Education Hell

A very smart friend of mine working in education policy often said the road to education hell was paved with false dichotomies. As policy makers and practitioners we often trap ourselves in either/or discussions that encourage us to choose between two...

Patrick    James

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James Applegate joins Policy Matters to consider the biggest questions that Illinois is grappling with in higher education policy, including closing the achievement gap, making college more affordable, and increasing adult participation and completion in...

Select Publications by Applegate and Kelly

Applegate. J.L (in submission). Mission critical: Why and how colleges must serve adult learner. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishers.

Applegate, J.L. (in press). Policy entrepreneurs creating collective impact. In Hunt, E.K., Haller, A., & Hood, L. (Eds.), Leadership reform: State policy change in action. New York: Routledge.

Applegate, J.L. (in press). Maximizing college ROI and getting it to those who need it most. In S. Swail (Ed.) The ROI of college. Education Policy Institute.

Applegate, J.L. (2018). Attacking college race and class bias with hope. Washington, D.C. Pell Institute.

Applegate, J.L. & Fulton, M. (2016). Wiping the slate clean: A new federalism for the 21st century student. Federalism paper series. Education Commission of the States. http://www.ecs.org/initiatives/state-federal-partnerships/.

Kelly, Patrick J. & Crellin, Matthew A. (2012). Retention and Transfer in Colorado’s Public Colleges and Universities

Applegate, J.L. (2012). Graduating the 21st century student. The Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 32, 5-11.

Kelly, Patrick J. & Strawn, Julie (2011). Not Just Kid Stuff Anymore: The Economic Imperative for More Adults to Complete College

Kelly, Patrick J. (2008). Beyond Social Justice: The Threat of Inequality to Workforce Development in the Western United States