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Report: How to Blur the Line Between High School and College

Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit focused on education and the workforce, released a report that argues for a “radical restructuring of education for grades 11-14.” It advocates for a new kind of education institution that is neither high school nor college starting after the second year of high school.

August 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
FAFSA Completion Falls 4.8%

Report says fewer students -- especially low-income and minority students -- are filling out the form.

July 19, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Federal Aid Verification Will Be More Targeted for 2021-22 Award Year

The Department of Education is temporarily changing its federal student aid verification process to focus only on identity theft and fraud for the 2021-22 application cycle. The change is intended to help alleviate challenges students face in accessing financial aid and boost enrollment numbers for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

July 14, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Help for Community College Students

The federal government will have to step up to help community colleges offer comprehensive student support programs, experts say -- and the Community College Student Success Act provides a way for Congress to do so.

July 8, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Despite Positive Experiences, Students Question Value of College

Survey finds students support their institutions and mostly plan to re-enroll -- but increasingly doubt whether education is worth the price.

July 7, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
High School Students Are Changing College Plans

Colleges should expect more students to attend college close to home and to look for low-cost options, surveys find.

June 23, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Bridging the Workforce Training Gap at Community Colleges

The ACCESS to Careers Act would be a critical first step in developing programs that effectively train a post-pandemic workforce, advocates say.

June 7, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Networking Gets Graduates and Certificate Completers Hired

There is an appropriate emphasis on relevant knowledge and skill development for degree and certificate students -- that's what gets employees retained and promoted. Professional contacts and networking are often what get them hired.

June 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Community Colleges Seek to Share Classes Online

A national online course-sharing consortium for community colleges aims to expand access to online learning. It’s also an attempt to relieve budgetary and enrollment pressures after a particularly challenging year.

May 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed