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Americans Want Good Jobs. Will the Government Ensure the Necessary Postsecondary Skills to Get One?

Lessons from the midterms and a Federal and State Outlook for Postsecondary Education: While Congress races to finish business during the lame duck session, there is quiet and sure momentum at both levels of government and across parties to help more adults get the postsecondary skills they need to survive in today’s economy. Earlier this month, […]

To Boost the Economy, Focus on Adult Students

Is your state working to help more people earn college credentials? Perhaps someone you know dreams of going back to college to finally earn that degree. A sampling of recent headlines from across the country suggests we might be reaching critical mass on the issue. 

Eyeing the Next Storm: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

It seems unbelievable, but tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Arriving in New Orleans this week, the memories came flooding back. The Weather Channel picture of a mammoth storm. Survivors’ joy turned to horror over learning that the levees were overtopping and that some would not hold. The faces of death, destruction and despair.

Framing the College Affordability Problem

College affordability is an issue that weighs heavily on many people’s minds. And it should. There was a recent story about a public official who was concerned about college affordability. He said he could relate to students who struggle to pay for college because less than 10 years after leaving graduate school, he was still paying off debt for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. From Harvard.

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