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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
Ensuring an Equitable Recovery for Latinos

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.

March 9, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
If You Could Reform Admissions…

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.

March 8, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
The Single Biggest Equity Issue in Higher Education

It isn’t access or affordability. It’s success in high demand, high outcomes majors like Accounting, Computer Science, Engineering, Nursing, and a host of STEM disciplines.

March 1, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Jill Biden Says She's Pushing for Free Community College

First Lady Jill Biden said in her first one-on-one interview since the inauguration that she is continuing to fight to make it free to go to two-year institutions.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
ACT Admits That Test-Optional Admissions Isn't Going Away

The testing organization says the switch in admissions policies was "abrupt rather than deliberate" but that the policies are here to stay.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Lawmakers Push for Cal Grant Expansion

Proposed changes to the state aid program would make older students eligible for awards and loosen high school grade requirements.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Why Aren’t Progressives Focused on Earn-While-You-Learn Models?

Programs like Federal Work-Study and apprenticeships get short shrift, but they could help millions of people get educated and trained, Ryan Craig argues.

February 19, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Effort Seeks to Support Rural Community College Students Seeking Jobs

Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit organization focused on community college student success, announced an initiative to increase rural colleges’ capacity to provide students with the skills they need to enter the workforce and to connect students to well-paid jobs.

February 17, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed