Don’t Miss National Apprenticeship Week: November 13-19, 2017

Mark your calendars! Next week— November 13 - 19, 2017—is the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). NAW is a nationwide opportunity for the workforce system and leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners to express their support for apprenticeship by showcasing their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. All week and across the country, there will be a series of industry-led events [...]

Don’t Miss National Apprenticeship Week: November 13-19, 2017 2017-11-09T11:00:29+00:00

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated Microlearning, Higher Ed Must Adapt

Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago. Meanwhile, the education dialogue has shifted to a focus on employment-related themes such as competencies and skills. “Businesses [...]

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated Microlearning, Higher Ed Must Adapt 2017-11-07T17:08:03+00:00

The education melting pot?

While education is largely oriented toward teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic—and other academic subjects—we also hope that schools warm our melting pot by bringing together members of different racial and ethnic groups. Though having students of differing backgrounds attend school together does not guarantee an increase in inter-group harmony, having schools segregated by student background pretty much guarantees no increase in harmony. I’ve taken a [...]

The education melting pot? 2017-11-07T16:39:06+00:00

A look at Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates

The federal government provides nearly $30 billion in grant aid each year to nearly 8 million students from lower-income families (mainly with household incomes below $50,000 per year) through the Pell Grant program, which can give students up to $5,920 per year to help pay for college. Yet in spite of research showing that the Pell Grant and similar need-based grant programs are effective in [...]

A look at Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates 2017-11-07T13:44:03+00:00

Register to attend “The past, present, and future of democratic education in America”

The past, present, and future of democratic education in America When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 — 5:00 p.m. Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC What: In the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War, Americans began to develop a robust school system. Yet back then, like today, disagreement was pervasive regarding the kind of education that was needed, who [...]

Register to attend “The past, present, and future of democratic education in America” 2017-11-07T12:38:16+00:00