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

Youth Service America BE FEARLESS BE KIND GRANTS – Last Day to Apply: Oct 31

We all want to make our communities – and our planet – greener, safer, healthier, fairer, and stronger.  YSA believes that empathy is key to improving the world. We are partnering with Hasbro’s signature philanthropic initiative, BE FEARLESS BE KIND, to encourage young people to stand up for others, include everyone, and take action when they see a problem. The BE FEARLESS BE KIND grants [...]

Youth Service America BE FEARLESS BE KIND GRANTS – Last Day to Apply: Oct 31 2017-10-26T11:06:54+00:00

Why Company Onboarding Needs to Inspire a Learning Mindset

During employee onboarding, most companies emphasize training on tools and company procedures; but one of the most valuable attributes a new employee can have is a learning mindset. A learning mindset can transform the organization as a whole, especially in today’s dynamic business climate. Too many companies approach onboarding as a transaction with their employees. They collect the paperwork, orient new hires to what it’s [...]

Why Company Onboarding Needs to Inspire a Learning Mindset 2017-10-19T15:31:58+00:00

Maine Introduces New Tool that Shows Education-to-Employment Outcomes

Provides earning data for people completing education and training programs including all graduates of the Maine Community College and University of Maine Systems The Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information has released the new data and a new search tool to the workforce data system originally launched as a pilot in 2014. Now called MaineEARNS, standing for the Maine Education and Attainment [...]

Maine Introduces New Tool that Shows Education-to-Employment Outcomes 2017-10-18T13:29:11+00:00

Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed, UC Davis Study Says

If you are unemployed and looking for a job, the best way to get government-funded training and help finding a job is to prove you are “unemployable.” Otherwise, unemployed workers are often told by job coaches, they should accept downward or lateral mobility and realize that their inability to get a job is their fault, not the job market. These are some of the observations [...]

Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed, UC Davis Study Says 2017-10-26T13:53:17+00:00

Thinking “beyond the box”: The use of criminal records in college admissions

Michelle Jones is in the middle of an unusual transition: she is beginning a Ph.D. program in History at New York University this fall, just after finishing a 20-year prison term for a serious crime she committed as a young woman.1 She was also accepted (before she was rejected) at Harvard. Her story has sparked a passionate public conversation on the power of redemption, and the [...]

Thinking “beyond the box”: The use of criminal records in college admissions 2017-10-05T09:35:14+00:00