Christopher Connell

Christopher Connell is a veteran journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area who created CC Editorial Services in 1999. He writes frequently about education, health and public policy for foundations, magazines and other organizations. Connell is the author of Internationalizing the Campus, a report published annually since 2003 by NAFSA: Association of International Educators that profiles the winners of The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

Recent Stories

Tired of waiting, employers provide just-in-time education

Arianna Suarez’s first job after emigrating from Cuba as a teenager was as a cashier at a Walmart in Hialeah, Fla.  Thanks in part to college-level classes in business administration…

Impatient employers step in to educate prospective workers

Cable TV installer John Hoffmeister was strapped to a utility pole 30 feet in the air when his cell phone rang with the offer of a better job. The energy…

Economic reality marries age-old idea — apprenticeships — with college

TACOMA, Wash. — Five-foot-two Jesica Bush exudes confidence, whether she’s scribbling notes in a 6:30 a.m. class at Bates Technical College here or wrestling 900-pound girders atop a mock…

Teacher evaluation systems still a work in progress

Nashville, Tenn. – They aren’t waiting for Superman. States, cities and counties, prodded by the White House and impatient politicians, are pushing ahead as fast as they can with…

Paying teachers for student performance doesn’t raise test scores in Tennessee study

Click to enlarge NASHVILLE – Offering middle-school math teachers bonuses up to $15,000 did not produce gains in student test scores, Vanderbilt University researchers reported Tuesday in…

Jobless dropouts head back to school for basic skills

LOUISVILLE — The push to return unemployed workers to the nation’s payrolls is hamstrung by a decades-old legacy of poor schooling that has left tens of millions of Americans without…