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Education Department Launches Reopening Resource Site

Higher education institutions can now look to a website created by the Department of Education to find resources on how to safely reopen their campuses.

May 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
1,400 4-Year Colleges Won't Require SAT or ACT Next Year

At least 1,400 four-year colleges will not require the SAT or ACT next year, according to FairTest: the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

April 29, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Lawmakers Asked to Consider Funding for Apprenticeships at 2-Year Colleges

President Biden's proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs.

April 21, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Community Colleges Turn to New Incentives for Recruitment

Desperate to slow the steep decline of entering students, community colleges are getting creative and offering scholarships, complimentary laptops and free summer courses to high school graduates who enroll.

April 13, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Who Gets to Be ‘College Material’?

Higher education institutions should reimagine the responsibility they have to ensure college is the true force for equity that it can and should be, Jeff Raikes argues.

April 12, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Confronting a Cascading Crisis

Higher education must help ensure that K-12 students, after a year of school closures and other significant challenges, don’t fall irreparably behind, writes Sian L. Beilock.

April 1, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Connecting the Dots: Scaling Remediation Reform to Promote Equitable Transfer Student Success

For the 80 percent of students who begin at a community college with the intention of earning at least a bachelor’s degree, their chances of success are shaped from the moment they begin their educational journey.

March 18, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
House Joins Senate in Approving $40B in Aid for Higher Education

The House on Wednesday sent President Biden a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes an additional $40 billion in aid for the nation’s colleges and universities. Biden in a statement said he will sign the bill Friday.

March 11, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Higher Ed's Future at the Intersection of Learners and Employers

The future of higher education is bridging the gap between the expectations of learners and the needs of employers, argues Ray Schroeder.

March 9, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed