Adult education

Degree requirements for child-care workers may improve industry, but raise concerns for low-paying field

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A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.

Congress and White House appear to back return of year-round Pell in upcoming budget bill

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Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

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Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

New coalition brings colleges and aviation employers together to solve national hiring shortage

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New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

Q and A with author of new book on 'gender shrapnel' in academe

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Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

Data on student engagement with an LMS is a key to predicting retention

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Hard data on which students are failing to use learning management software can help colleges intervene to boost retention rates.

New taxes helped City College of San Francisco survive, but that revenue dries up soon

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Taxpayers in California and San Francisco helped City College sort out its accreditation crisis and loss of a third of its students. But the new money runs dry soon, and faculty plan strike next week over brewing budget fight.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

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Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Education Department confirms Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners

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Obama administration confirms its pilot program to offer Pell Grants to some prisoners is coming this Friday, and some Republican opposition is already forming.

Community colleges team up with employers on skills development

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Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

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