Identifying Latino Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions

As the Latino population in this nation has increased over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic surge in the numbers of Latino students pursuing postsecondary credentials and degrees on college and university campuses across the country. In addition, graduation rates for Latino students at four-year institutions have been steadily increasing since 2002. Read more about Identifying Latino Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions[…]

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Credential Engine Launches Platforms and Tools to Promote Credential Transparency

The nonprofit Credential Engine has launched tools and services to pave the way to a new level of transparency for educators, employers, students, and workers looking to navigate the postsecondary credentialing system. At an event attended by higher education and business leaders, the organization debuted a first-of-its-kind centralized credential data platform called the Credential Registry, Read more about Credential Engine Launches Platforms and Tools to Promote Credential Transparency[…]

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Tuning the Rigor of College Programs

Recently, the Lumina Foundation released its “Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP).” The DQP is a learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. The DQP seeks to define quality learning and better signify the value that postsecondary credentials represent, and after nearly four Read more about Tuning the Rigor of College Programs[…]

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Do College Rankings Matter to Students?

Students, particularly low-income students, aren’t really thinking about college rankings when choosing higher education options, according to a new brief released by the American Council on Education. The study comes as the Obama administration works on its highly anticipated college rating system, which ACE says will become a de facto ranking system. Fewer than 25 Read more about Do College Rankings Matter to Students?[…]

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At P-Tech Schools, get a Diploma and a Job

P-Tech schools, short for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, are the hottest new education commodity, especially in urban areas with progressive political leadership.  They essentially are STEM focused public high schools at which students will spend four years, gain a high school diploma and an associate’s degree, receive curriculum and leadership from a Read more about At P-Tech Schools, get a Diploma and a Job[…]

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Upcoming All4Ed Webinar: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment

The Alliance for Excellent Education invites education professionals to attend an upcoming webinar entitled: “The Postsecondary Success Collaborative: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment.” The free webinar will be held on March 24, 2014 from 1-2 pm, EST. The panelists for the event will be: Maud Abeel, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, FHI 360 Debora Borges-Carrera, Read more about Upcoming All4Ed Webinar: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment[…]

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Budget Impact on Education, Families and Children

The new budget bill, which moved through both houses of Congress quickly and was easily passed by both houses, represents a 2.6 percent increase over the post-sequester budget for FY 2013.  The fiscal relief is not evenly spread, with some programs receiving significant increases and others continuing at lower levels. CLASP has deep expertise in Read more about Budget Impact on Education, Families and Children[…]

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Competency-Based Degree Programs

To ensure that America has the most competitive global workforce, President Barack Obama articulated a goal that, by 2020, every American should continue their educational training after high school so that the United States will increase its proportion of college graduates. This ambitious policy objective will require our postsecondary education system to embrace changes and Read more about Competency-Based Degree Programs[…]

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Badges and Certifications – the new Degree?

As an increasing number of individuals realize the need for continued education, yet also face the realities of taking care of families in a tough economic climate, some Americans are asking if traditional college or graduate degrees are the solution.  Perhaps these degrees do more to show how much money an individual has or how Read more about Badges and Certifications – the new Degree?[…]

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Education at a Glance 2012

At 69 percent, the United States ranks twenty-eighth in the percentage of four-year-olds in early childhood education, according to Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators, released earlier this month by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report also finds that the odds of a young person in the United States continuing Read more about Education at a Glance 2012[…]

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