Strengthen our Global Competitiveness

Our ability to compete globally means that we must meet the educational needs of the 21st century. CEHD students take advantage of global partnerships and study-abroad experiences to increase their understanding of other cultures, international education and world issues.


How Technology and Learning Analytics Are Transforming Education

Growing up in a rural area of the Chinese province of Sichuan, my education was traditional. I had no access to computers, and classes were rooted in old-fashioned pedagogy – based around the concept of a teacher dispensing information to be written down and then memorized by students. It was in my college years when […]


30 Tips for ACT and SAT Standardized Test Prep

For the last 25 years, through a partnership between CEHD, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and a host of other organizations, I’ve conducted ACT and SAT preparation classes for under-represented high school students. Over that time, I’ve learned a lot about the best standardized test prep strategies, what works and what doesn’t. Standardized tests like the […]


How CEHD’s Open Textbook Network Is Increasing Access to Education

Over the last two decades, we’ve seen a complete revolution in the way we access and distribute information. Thanks to the Internet and mobile technology, most of society has a nearly limitless access to information. In the pre-Internet age, making copies and distributing information – books, newspapers, video – took a lot of time, expense […]


CEHD in 2016: New Challenges and New Opportunities

With each year comes new challenges and new opportunities. At CEHD, 2016 will be a year in which we continue to grow and enhance our ability to deliver on our mission of improving the lives of people in Minnesota and around the world. With that in mind, we have a number of initiatives intended to […]


Building Connections: Educational Equity in Action Gathers State Leaders June 2016

Addressing educational equity is one of the most pressing issues in Minnesota and across the country. While there are many groups and individuals in educational, governmental and philanthropic organizations working towards achieving educational equity, the truth is that real solutions are going to require working together in a coordinated effort. Through the Educational Equity Resource […]