Postsecondary & Workforce

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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Financial Literacy Is a Growing Focus in Education Curricula

One of my favorite elementary school memories was our class trip to Young AmeriTowne, a program put on by the Young Americans Center for...

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Income Share Agreements: An Old Idea Made New, But Necessity to Protect Students Remains

In 2014, I gave my first state legislative testimony in Maine on an idea that would turn tuition and financial aid on its head: Pay It...

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2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways

This is one of two posts on 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership”. In...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. UPDATED 11/19. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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Idaho’s Postsecondary Initiatives Are Showing Results

In light of college application season, this guest post from Matt Freeman, executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education,...

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Priority Areas in 2018 Workforce Development Legislation

This year continued the growing trend of workforce development policies, programs and initiatives. From governor action plans to a federal...

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A Prescription for Oversubscription in State Financial Aid Programs

Over 1 million students are eligible for state financial aid but are never funded. This is the number a recent report put to a problem...

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Why the 2018 Elections Matter for Education

This November, states across the country will be holding elections to decide key political leadership roles. Every state has the potential...

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