Postsecondary & Workforce

An Inside Look at FAFSA Completion as a Graduation Requirement

For the past several legislative sessions, state leaders interested in increasing high school seniors’ FAFSA completion rates have...

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Rural Perspectives: Enhancing Education and Training Support for Rural Residents

Rural communities are not a monolith; their diversity creates unique assets and opportunities that require unique policy solutions. One of...

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Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health and the...

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Lessons Learned From National Transfer Reform Efforts

Through decades of higher education evolution, credit transfer has been top of mind for policy makers, institutional leaders and...

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How States Can Support Successful Postsecondary and Workforce Advising

We know that high-quality advising is a game changer for students as they navigate the complicated transition from high school to...

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How the ACCESS to Careers Act Aligns With Workforce Development System Innovations

The U.S. Senate recently introduced the ACCESS to Careers Act, a bipartisan bill that continues the trend set by the current...

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College Students’ Mental Health During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life and learning on colleges campuses across the country, concerns...

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State Action to Redesign Education and Workforce Development Systems

Traditional models of postsecondary education and training – with siloed systems and slow accumulation of course credit hours and...

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Robust Data Systems Help States Recover

States with robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are positioned to help support student learning during and after the...

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State Action to Revitalize Regional Economies Inclusively

As state leaders take action to help their communities recover from pandemic-induced economic devastation, they can look for new ways to...

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