Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas: The Lasting Impact of the Economy and a Congress that Apparently Doesn’t give a Damn

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, CEO, Educational Policy Institute Okay, I could have written a softer, nicer, gentler, “funner” piece for Xmas. But I received an email yesterday from the Southern Education Foundation that said that “extreme poverty in the … Continue reading

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Canada Loses Some Sterling….

By Watson Scott Swail, CEO, Educational Policy Institute/EPI International I learned last night that former Manitoba Premier Sterling Lyon passed away at the age of 83. He had a good run, for sure. But it took me back a long, … Continue reading

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Postsecondary Persistence and Graduating Rates: A Little Insanity Can Go a Long, Long Way

by Watson Scott Swail, CEO, Educational Policy Institute/EPI International Last week was a big week for student retention and persistence aficionados. The Educational Policy Institute held its 2010 Retention 101 workshop in Dallas, Texas, complete with participants from across Canada and … Continue reading

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