Policy Issues


Where's the 'Computer Science' in STEM?

According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-profit science and technology think tank, while there's a certain "groundswell of interest" in CS in the United States, it's still not enough to address the high demand for skilled workers among employers.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Ed Partners with Taskstream on Passport Initiative Pilot

An accrediting agency and an education technology company are working with six institutions to test out a mapping process that will handle block transfer of learning outcomes and proficiency criteria.

Report: Career and Technical Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

California CCs Finds Its Fee Waiver Program 'Most Effective' in Country

In a comparison done internally, the country's largest community college system found that it is the most successful in supplying college access to needy students.

ED: Schools Can Do More to Boost Pell Student Outcomes

Warning that the country is becoming "a caste system of colleges and universities," U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King recently called on education leaders to do more in recruiting and helping low-income students succeed in higher education.

20 Community Colleges Work on Unifying Credentials

A foundation dedicated to increasing the number of Americans who possess degrees, certificates and other kinds of credentials has funded a $1.8 million project to demonstrate that community colleges can adopt and use diverse credentials within their communities.

Obama To Nominate King for ED Secretary

President Obama announced his intention to nominate John B. King as secretary of education. King has been acting secretary since the departure of Arne Duncan in December.

North Carolina Central U Joins Initiative Focused on First-Year Students To Boost Academic Success

North Carolina Central University has joined the Re-Imagining the First Year of College project, an initiative that aims to improve academic success for undergraduate students by transforming the first year of higher education.

MIT Launches Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will significantly expand its research programs looking into online and digital education from preK through residential higher ed and lifelong learning.

President Obama Calls on Country to Deliver CS Education to All Students

President Obama said he wants to see a stronger commitment to computer science in American schools, and he's laid out a new initiative to make that a reality.

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