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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.
Report says fewer students -- especially low-income and minority students -- are filling out the form.
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.
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.
Survey finds students support their institutions and mostly plan to re-enroll -- but increasingly doubt whether education is worth the price.
Colleges should expect more students to attend college close to home and to look for low-cost options, surveys find.
The ACCESS to Careers Act would be a critical first step in developing programs that effectively train a post-pandemic workforce, advocates say.
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.
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.