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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
How to Make Higher Education the Engine of Opportunity, Mobility and Racial Justice

Brown v. Board of Education is probably the one Supreme Court decision that virtually every schoolchild knows. But as recent scholarship has demonstrated, the case’s legacy is far more complex.

June 7, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
‘A Call to Action’ as Enrollments Tumble

Higher education officials in Tennessee are trying to determine why the state’s high school graduates are passing on college, and how to change their minds.

June 6, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Parents Matter More

EAB survey finds that they are more important in the admissions process than in the past, especially for white and Asian students. Being test optional matters the most for Black and Hispanic students.

June 1, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
California Assembly Passes Remedial-Education Reform Bill

The California Assembly unanimously passed new legislation on Wednesday to advance reforms to remedial education in the California Community Colleges system.

May 27, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
A Fast-Track Associate Degree

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Student Debt’s Impact on Perceived Value of College

Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed