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Moon Shot for Equity expands its effort to address systemic pitfalls in higher education and eliminate equity gaps in access and completion.
Black and Hispanic students benefit less often from classes connected to higher-paying careers and college degrees than their white peers according to new federal data on student enrollment in career and technical programs.
In recent years, “microcredentials” and badges have been discussed as a means to certify marketplace skills and knowledge. There is even speculation that they will replace or erode degrees.
We can use the power of the liberal arts to broaden workforce development. Liberal arts skills are really innovation skills, and must not be overlooked in the latest federal and state workforce development and education initiatives, writes Sonia Cardenas, acting dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at Trinity College.
As they finished high school during one of the most tumultuous years in this nation’s history, three Colorado students navigated mental health struggles, family pressures and big questions about their post-graduation plans.
Ten years on, a network of early college high schools offers industry training, two degrees and a pathway to the middle class. Despite early stumbles, it is thriving.
To ensure that more students, especially first-generation college students, graduate, high schools, colleges, universities and college-access organizations must create and provide a host of supports. College affordability is an important factor, but not the only one, writes Lina Bankert.
Challenges for rural students begin in high school and create a higher education gap we must address.
My former students want a voice in what happens with post-pandemic education and beyond, writes educator Hoang Pham.