Jean Eddy

Guest Blogger

President and CEO, American Student Assistance

Boston, Massachusetts

Jean Eddy is president and CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA). In April 2018, she was appointed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. Jean has more than 25 years of experience creating and leading education organizations that promote successful operational efficiencies including the chief operating officer at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and multiple roles in the financial services and enrollment areas for Northeastern University.

Jean has held memberships on the College Board, NASFAA, EASFAA, NACAC and AICAD and has served as a trustee for the Providence Foundation and The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and a master’s degree from Johnson & Wales University.

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Posted Sep. 11, 2018

Students Need to Know Their Career Options Long Before They Head to College

More than 30 years into my career as CEO of a national nonprofit, you’d think the jitters associated with big…

By Jean Eddy

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Posted Dec. 4, 2020

Higher Education Is the New Poverty Pimp

I’ve been wanting to get this off my chest for a while and here it is—higher education is the new poverty pimp in Black communities…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Dec. 1, 2020

Why I Gave My Son Permission to Drop Out of High School

We see a child in a maple treeWe’re watching him climb,You and I.You say, “Come down,You’ll hurt yourself!”I say, “Go upYou’re touching the sky!” –…

By Alina Adams

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