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President Biden's proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The future of higher education is bridging the gap between the expectations of learners and the needs of employers, argues Ray Schroeder.
The federal government must increase support for colleges that serve the Latino community given the pandemic's devastating impact, argue Viviann Anguiano and Janette Martinez.
If you could reform higher education admissions, and wipe the slate of all the bad practices, particularly those that favor wealthy students, what would you change? Recommendation letters? Campus tours? The funding system? Later deadlines? These and other ideas were recommended by experts.