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Report Examines Dual Enrollment Programs in 16 States

A new report released by the nonprofit Southern Regional Education Board looks at dual-enrollment programs across 16 states, breaking down variances, shared elements and practices worth watching. It finds differences in how such programs are funded, student eligibility, workforce and educational goals, and more.

January 20, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Fewer High School Graduates Go Straight to College

New reports from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and some states show an “unprecedented” decline in college enrollment among high school graduates—especially the most underserved.

January 7, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Annual Higher Ed Funding Delayed

Congress passed a temporary measure to avoid a government shutdown, but that means higher education spending levels will remain as is until February—at least.

December 6, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Changing Perceptions, One Story at a Time

A team of students is producing a podcast that seeks to undercut the stigma of attending a community college while answering the larger question of what it means for a college to be considered a “good school.”

November 15, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Outsourcing Students’ Tech Skills Training

Podium Education partners with institutions to give undergraduates hands-on technological experience in digital marketing, coding and data analytics.

November 10, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Helping Community Colleges Fill Workforce Gaps

Short-term Pell Grants and funding for career and technical education infrastructure could go a long way in helping community colleges address the workforce needs of small businesses in their communities, leaders say.

November 5, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Corporations, Community Colleges Partner on Cybersecurity Training

Corporations are increasingly partnering with community colleges to support cybersecurity education and training. The effort is meant to diversify and increase the ranks of the cybersecurity workforce.

November 4, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Struggling to Fill a Dangerous and Growing Labor Gap

Students are enrolling in nursing programs as nurse shortages threaten hospitals across the country. But colleges and universities are having difficulty expanding their nursing programs because of limited funds, faculty and space.

November 4, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Bridging the Gap Between Low-Income Students and Top Colleges

The National Education Equity Lab has created a model for helping low-income high school students and elite colleges connect. With philanthropists and universities partnering to provide college-level courses at no cost, many of the students have gone on to top colleges.

November 2, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed