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Tag: Postsecondary Education
Postsecondary Value Commission Findings Show Disparities in Postsecondary Education Value
The national Postsecondary Value Commission – supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) – released its final findings – using national and institutional data – confirming wide-ranging disparities in the value of a postsecondary education in terms of race, income, and gender. As such, […]
May 12, 2021
NACAC Kicks Off 2020 Virtual Conference
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) began its three-day conference Tuesday — this year’s conference, for the first time, is virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
September 22, 2020
Study Analyzes Young Americans Views on the Value of Higher Education
Despite strong beliefs in the importance of higher education, almost half of young Americans say a high school diploma can provide adequate preparation for today’s economy, according to a report carried out by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
November 18, 2019
Higher Education Has Changed. The Law Must Change with It
The Higher Education Act (HEA), the law that helps students finance their postsecondary education, has not been reauthorized since 2008. A lot has changed in the last 11 years, including higher education, and the law that was passed in 2008 is no longer responsive to the challenges facing today’s students.
November 12, 2019
Senate Confirms Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bob King to serve as the Department’s Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. “We are excited to finally have Bob King confirmed by the Senate,” said education secretary Betsy DeVos. “His knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to rethink higher education in order […]
July 12, 2019
RISE Conference Engages Hot Education Topics
Hot education topics ranging from workforce relevance and measuring student outcomes to school choice and postsecondary access and affordability highlighted the second annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) conference Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center.
April 11, 2019
Experts Tie Student Success to Bridging Education and Workforce
Better integration of education at all levels, eliminating the distinction between higher education and career preparation and more cooperation among local, state and federal policymakers can remove barriers and better prepare a workforce that increasingly includes individuals who don’t fit the traditional profile of college students.
December 12, 2018
Rhode Island Names Postsecondary Commissioner
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s acting commissioner of postsecondary education has been approved to fill the position permanently. The Providence Journal reports that the state Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve the appointment of Brenda Dann-Messier. Dann-Messier was unanimously recommended by the Council on Postsecondary Education. She was named acting commission in April after […]
August 3, 2017
Advocates Want Public Benefits for Low-Income Students on Table
Supporters want to see public benefits extended to community college students as a way to boost their chances of earning a credential.
November 20, 2014
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