Postsecondary & Workforce

Continuing Efforts to Connect Education to the Workforce

Historically, state policymakers have sought ways to connect people to quality education that leads to sustaining and fulfilling jobs. As...

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3 Reasons Why Developmental Education Reform Is Building Momentum

It is not often that an educational reform movement takes hold in both policy and practice. Yet, over the past decade the momentum to...

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Governors Leading the Way to Career Readiness

Recognizing that the key to financial success increasingly can be found in higher levels of education, America’s governors are taking...

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Statewide Changes to Postsecondary Governance in 2019

Now that the 2019 session is wrapping up, we can look back at a couple states that made surprise moves to reorganize their postsecondary...

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

It’s the season of gratitude — the time to reflect and celebrate, to give back and to count our successes. This year has been full of...

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Implications of the 2019 Elections for State Education Leaders

Though the 2019 elections may have been smaller in scale than in 2018, they still brought changes to leadership in several states that...

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Key Insights for State Action on Educational Attainment, Workforce Development

Almost 65% of jobs today require education after high school — and that proportion is only expected to grow, leaving behind millions of...

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Driving Equitable Access in Higher Education

Every fall in New England brings falling leaves, and for the foreseeable future, it will also bring falling enrollments at many colleges...

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Workforce Development: What Motivates States to Act?

Over the last month we explored the how of workforce development, but what motivates states to act? Recent reports suggest that if certain...

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Policing Postsecondary Campuses

An earlier post in this series covered student safety in higher education, specifically as it relates to guns on campus. Another key focus...

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