Building a Future that Makes Sense
FutureMakers Coalition is a new initiative in Florida aimed at increasing the number of working-age Americans with a college degree or credentials equipped with skills required by employers.
Policy Snapshot: Competency-Based Education
The Education Commission of the States has put together a summary of legislative activities and resources from 2016 to 2017 on Competency-Based Education (CBE).
Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships can move beyond being an option that deviates students from college towards one that combines real work experience with a degree. CareerWise, a non-profit, hopes to partner employers, community colleges, and high schools to offer students low-cost, high-reward apprenticeship opportunities that may lead to a rewarding career.
Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
Dr. Everette Freeman, president of the Community College of Denver (CCD) which is a Hispanic-Serving Institution enrolling 30% Latinx students, reflects on strategies CCD utilizes to help its students persevere and succeed.
The University of California System is hoping to better serve first-generation students by encouraging faculty to identify themselves as first-generation through visual aids (e.g., wearing shirts and buttons) in hopes that students seek them out and build positive role model/mentor relationships.