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Tooley, Melissa – New America, 2023
Just as states require anyone interested in operating a motor vehicle to meet specific driver's license requirements, state policies dictate that any individual interested in teaching in a public school must first fulfill a series of requirements to obtain a teaching credential. As schools increasingly struggle to find an adequate number of…
Descriptors: State Policy, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Education Programs
Meza, Elizabeth; Love, Ivy – New America, 2023
Community college bachelor's (CCB) programs have only existed for a few decades, yet now reach 25 states. Since 1989, both state policies allowing these programs and the number of CCB programs itself has grown steadily. A body of research on CCBs is growing in the wake of changing state policy and the growth of new programs. This literature review…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Student Diversity, Racial Differences
Geary, Chris – New America, 2023
Community college enrollment has significantly declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the spring 2020 term and the spring 2022 term, community college enrollment declined by nearly 17 percent nationwide. This alarming trend has posed a threat to the well-being of community colleges and the students they serve, which includes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Declining Enrollment, Adult Students
Stadler, Zahava – New America, 2023
Between March 2020 and March 2021, Congress allocated $189.5 billion for a new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The arrival of this federal aid was a lifeline for schools attempting to serve students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was distributed in a very different manner, and with very different rules and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, COVID-19, Pandemics
Palmer, Iris; Prebil, Michael; Rush-Marlowe, Rachel – New America, 2023
To better understand the challenges and opportunities facing community colleges that want to expand apprenticeship opportunities to their students, New America conducted a year-long study. We created an advisory committee to guide this work and spoke to apprenticeship, workforce development, and community college leaders about the community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Apprenticeships, Community College Students, Educational Strategies
Love, Ivy; Conroy, Edward; Palmer, Iris; Sattelmeyer, Sarah – New America, 2023
The resources that federal financial aid, state financial aid, and federal public benefits programs provide, when they operate effectively, are critical to older students and students with children. This report seeks to shed light on how these programs are functioning by analyzing data and policies across four states--Colorado, Missouri, North…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, State Aid, Adult Students
Iris Palmer; Shalin Jyotishi – New America, 2023
Despite the growing demand and availability of non-degree workforce training, outcomes for these programs are mixed. For some, non-degree programs are a faster, more affordable pathway to a good job, and, more importantly, a career that offers economic security--they represent the future of education. But for others, non-degree programs are a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credentials, Work Experience Programs, Nontraditional Education
Archer-Rosenthal, Dana – New America, 2022
High-quality non-degree workforce programs at community colleges, including both credit-bearing and non-credit programs, play a crucial role in equipping low-income and marginalized workers and learners with the skills and credentials they need to secure quality jobs and careers in a variety of occupations. Financing these programs can be a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credentials, Work Experience Programs, Noncredit Courses
Ositelu, Monique O.; Ogundana, Ewaoluwa; Palmer, Iris – New America, 2022
Since the existing literature on the impact of early alert systems (EAS) focuses on four-year institutions, we lack widespread understanding of EAS effectiveness for community college students. In addition, very few studies evaluate racial equity implications for EAS, which makes it challenging for community college leaders to translate results to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, At Risk Students, Racism
Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2022
While research shows that exclusionary discipline practices in the early years are ineffective and developmentally inappropriate, young children continue to be suspended and expelled at high rates. An increasing number of states have taken steps to ensure that young children are not removed from programs due to their behavior. This report explores…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Suspension, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy
Bell, Charles – New America, 2022
In April 2021, New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) and the Philanthropication thru Privatization Project (PtP) released a joint proposal that the federal government should invest a substantial portion of the windfall proceeds from future auctions of public airwaves (spectrum) to seed a new Digital Equity Foundation dedicated to…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Governance, Accountability, Public Agencies
Amechi, Mauriell H. – New America, 2022
Despite the growing popularity of WBL, the community college and workforce development fields need greater transparency and clarity on the design of these programs to broaden workforce pathways, ensure the transferability of exemplary program models, and support the advancement of equitable outcomes for all students, especially learners from…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship
Whitman, David – New America, 2022
Congress has legislation before it to increase the maximum Pell Grant by $550 for low-income students. But students would not be allowed to use the extra Pell dollars at for-profit colleges and universities. This has the for-profit higher education industry claiming discrimination against them in their lobbying campaign insisting that any federal…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Grants, Federal Aid, Higher Education
Villegas, Leslie; Garcia, Amaya – New America, 2022
There is a growing body of evidence about the disproportionate impact the pandemic had on English learners (ELs). We sought to capture the complexity of learning conditions for this student population during the COVID-19 pandemic by interviewing 20 EL education leaders. These experts' experiences revealed that while remote learning posed…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners, COVID-19, Pandemics
Sattelmeyer, Sarah; Caldwell, Tia – New America, 2022
In the summer of 2022, New America managed focus groups with almost 50 borrowers from across the country who reported holding federal student debt and defaulting on their loans before the COVID-19 pandemic. Focus group participants felt hopeless about their student loans, and they had good reason to feel this way. They entered the default system,…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Loan Default, Loan Repayment
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