degree attainment Tag Archive

Policies to Support the Postsecondary Success for Foster Youth

This blog post originally appeared on the ACCT Now blog. As a new academic year quickly approaches, it brings the hope of achievement and...

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Three States and a Snapshot of Their 2017 Actions Supporting Foster Youth

May is National Foster Care Month. For the more than 427,000 youth in care, the bridge between education policy and practice is...

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Local Points of Service Critical to Completion Agenda

Not everyone “goes off” to college. In fact, most students attend a local community college or university. A recent report from the...

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Return of the Near-Completers: State progress with adult students

As we all know, many states continue to push for increased attainment rates aligned with state workforce needs. In the quest to increase...

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A Tale of Two Students: How State Policy Affects College Access for Foster Youth

Foster youth, historically, have low levels of educational attainment. Of the approximate 415,000 youth in foster care, only 46 percent...

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Three Things I Think I Think: Ruminations on trends impacting higher education

Americans love lists, for a host of reasons, and the higher education policy community is no exception. A wide collection of ‘Top Ten’...

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27 Is the New 18: Adult students on the rise

When imagining the beginning of a postsecondary experience, one pictures hundreds of students showing up on campus, moving into their dorms...

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Navigating the “Great Divide”: Transfer policies across the states

One-third of college students transfer to a different institution at least once in their college career. This statistic alone highlights...

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Stay Focused on the Next Degree, Don’t Just Refinance the Degree Earned

In responding to the student debt crisis, Brian A. Sponsler, Ed.D., director of postsecondary and workforce development at Education...

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