Postsecondary & Workforce

Reforming Developmental Education Not by Command or Control, but Through Collaboration

This guest post comes from Carlos E. Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education. Views expressed in guest posts are those of...

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Ten Tips for New Education Policy Leaders

Jumping into state education policy can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Beyond learning the ins and outs of polices that govern...

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Understanding the Financial Wellness and Success of Foster Youth in College

 This post was written in collaboration with Kasey Klepfer, senior research analyst at Trellis Company. Does financial wellness and...

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Debt-Free College and Free College: What’s the Difference?

As the buzz around free college programs continues to grow, there are opportunities for confusion between what constitutes debt-free...

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States Move to Restructure Their Postsecondary Governance Systems

Governors and legislators continue to consider and adopt changes to their postsecondary governance systems, several of which could alter...

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What Are the Trending Education Topics in States in 2019?

By now, you know we track much of the information around state education policy — from introduced proposals in state legislatures to...

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Emerging Iterations on State Free College Policy in the 2019 Legislative Sessions

State legislatures are officially in full swing, with 44 states plus the District of Columbia in session. At Education Commission of the...

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What Are Governors Saying About Education in Their State of the State Addresses in 2019?

UPDATE: Our 2019 report, which includes analysis of 48 governors’ addresses, is available here. The elections resulted in big changes...

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New Year, Renewed Commitment to What Matters Most

Welcome to a new year! Though many of you are returning to your posts, we’ll also be seeing a lot of new faces around the policymaking...

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Can Students Afford to Pay for College?

With lots of information out there on college affordability — or un-affordability, depending on what you are reading — we wondered how...

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