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California Remedial Ed Reform Advances, but Inequities Remain

California community colleges have made progress in reducing remedial math course offerings, but inequities in access to credit-bearing courses persist, according to a new report by the California Acceleration Project, a faculty-driven effort to monitor and guide remedial education reform within the system.

August 17, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Leveling the Playing Field for Social Capital

One emerging higher ed trend is a slate of educational technology interventions that promise to bolster students’ social capital. A recent paper from the Christensen Institute discusses that landscape and says the tools can help campus administrators measure and understand the extent of their students’ social capital and expand them for the neediest students.

August 5, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Survey: Conflicting Views of Higher Education

The sixth annual New America survey on higher education shows public support, though still strong, has waned and varies by age and political affiliation.

July 26, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Lots of Talk About Diversity, but the Numbers Don’t Budge

For all the talk in higher ed about increasing diversity, historically marginalized racial and ethnic populations are still underrepresented among college students, faculty and administrators, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

July 20, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
First in the Family Make Their Mark in College

While first-generation college students’ backgrounds and challenges are unique to the individual, they tend to have high expectations and multifaceted postgraduation goals—plus complex support needs.

July 19, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
From College to Career Success

Employers were asked what skills they most value and what skills recent graduates are weakest in. Tara A. Rose and Terri L. Flateby summarize the findings.

July 15, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Improving Community College Transfer Pathways Could Help With Teacher Shortages

In response to teacher labor shortages, Michigan’s Department of Education recently issued a series of policy recommendations for the state Legislature. These recommendations include relaxed regulations on out-of-state teachers who apply for in-state teacher certification, student loan repayment for college graduates committed to the teaching profession and efforts to improve the teacher preparation pipeline, each of which are laudable in their own right. But the proposals overlook one important source of future teachers: community colleges.

June 23, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Senate Bill Would Boost Funding for Civics Education

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate Tuesday would provide $1 billion to expand education programs and research in civics and history. The bill aims to help to close gaps among students across the nation in civics and history education.

June 15, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Can Free College Plug a Leaky Workforce Pipeline?

Maine started a temporary free college program to entice high school graduates affected by the pandemic to enroll in community colleges.

June 8, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed