The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle serves readers "with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world." The Chronicle also provides several different outlets in one, including a weekly magazine of ideas called The Chronicle Review, a section that welcomes Commentary and Views. Length limitations vary depending on the type of piece. The Chronicle typically pays for accepted Commentary pieces. Read more about how to submit here.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Diverse seeks to "to contribute to the building of educational, cultural, social and economic structures that will allow every individual to achieve his or her full human potential and contribute to the greater good of the community and the nation." Diverse provides both a Views section to which writers may submit and a Blog that invited individuals may contribute to more regularly. Only the Blog pays for accepted pieces. Read more about how to submit here.
EdWeek seeks to "raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools." EdWeek is typically K-12 focused. EdWeek does not typically pay for accepted pieces. Read more about how to submit commentary here, and visit their blogs individually for blog-specific publishing information.
Inside Higher Ed's mission is to "to serve all of higher education - individuals, institutions, corporations and non-profits - so they can do their jobs better, transforming their lives and those of the students they serve." Inside Higher Ed provides both a Views section and a blog to which writers may submit. The Blog may not pay, but the Views section does. Contact them for submission information here.
The Journal is "dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology." With that said, The Journal is typically K-12 focused. It is unclear whether The Journal pays for accepted pieces. Contact them for submission information here.
The Atlantic (Typically pays)
The Conversation (Does not pay)
The Hechinger Report (Does not pay)
The Huffington Post (Does not pay)
The Washington Post (Typically pays)
ASHE Grads is a blog ran by the student-ran ASHE subgroup of the same name. The blog provides an outlet for graduate student voices in higher education. In order to submit to the blog, contact the Grad Reps here.
PRAXIS is a blog ran by the student-ran Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs. The blog "welcomes and encourages contributions from anyone with an interest in transforming higher education to become an instrument of social justice." Read more about how to submit here.
Narrow Interest Blogs
MSIs Unplugged is a blog ran by the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. The blog provides a space dedicated to discussing any and all things MSI-related. Read more about how to submit here.
NASPA Socioeconomic & Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community Blog
Socioeconomic & Class Issues in Higher Education is a blog ran by the NASPA knowledge community of the same name. The blog is incorporated as a part of the larger NASPA website, thus it can be a bit tricky to locate or know how to submit -- however, your best bet for submission would be to contact someone on the community's leadership team.