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Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Soon after Jamie P. Merisotis took over the Lumina Foundation for Education last year, he began talking about a "big goal." America must increase the proportion of its population with degrees or credentials to 60% by 2025, in order to remain globally competitive and meet the nation's growing demand for college-educated workers, he said.…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Human Capital, Public Policy
Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Many states, and the United States as a whole, are doing a better job than they were two years ago of preparing students for college and expanding access to higher education, according to a national report card on higher education released last week. But the country continues to slip behind other nations on measures of enrollment and degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Never before has a college degree been more essential to an individual's prosperity in the United States. Nor have colleges ever been asked to play a more crucial part in preparing citizens for a global economy. Yet finding a way to erase persisting inequities in who earns a college degree has proved difficult. With a new generation that is more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Immigrants, Access to Education, Equal Education
Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
A college acceptance letter has long been seen as the ticket to the middle class for students from low-income families. Simply getting into college these days is not enough. Where financially needy students enroll makes a difference--sometimes a big difference--in whether they will ever earn a bachelor's degree. This article discusses graduation…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Low Income Groups, Graduation Rate, Educational Opportunities