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Burd, Stephen – New America, 2020
This report analyzes data from 2001-2017 to examine public four-year universities' spending on financial aid dollars--specifically between non-need-based and need-based aid. Our researcher found that these universities have spent nearly $32 billion of their own financial aid dollars on students who lack financial need, according to an analysis New…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Public Colleges, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Expenditures
Bornfreund, Laura; Franchino, Elise; Garcia, Amaya; Guernsey, Lisa; Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron; Sklar, Cara – New America, 2020
Over the last decade, there has been increased attention on early education, but real progress for children and families has remained out of reach. We want America's children to become lifelong learners who are able to think critically and inventively, manage their emotions and impulses, and make smart decisions by drawing upon a rich knowledge…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education
Ositelu, Monique O. – New America, 2020
Currently, an option of Pell Grant eligibility for the Second Chance Pell (SCP) experiment is priority given to students who will be released within 5 years of enrollment in the college program. Using the 2014 U.S. PIAAC Prison Survey, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this analysis evaluates the demographics of…
Descriptors: Grants, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Higher Education
Colston, Jared; Fowler, Gregory; Laitinen, Amy; McCann, Clare; Studley, Jamienne; Tandberg, David; Weeden, Dustin – New America, 2020
Between the 2008-09 and 2016-17 school years, over 300 degree-granting higher education institutions in the United States have closed their doors. An overwhelming majority of these recently closed institutions are for-profit colleges, which often serve a population of disproportionately low-income students receiving Pell Grants and federal loans.…
Descriptors: School Closing, Institutional Survival, Colleges, Educational Policy
Bitar, Jinann; McCann, Clare – New America, 2020
Efforts are underway by the Senate education committee to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Lawmakers are focused on establishing a state-federal partnership program to increase investments in higher education, providing more information to students and their families so they can make informed choices about where to go to college, and…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Program Length, Program Costs
Goffin, Stacie G., Ed.; Bornfreund, Laura, Ed. – New America, 2020
"Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators--A Compendium" is the culmination of an 18-month blog series that engaged diverse viewpoints about disentangling early childhood education's (ECE) long-standing thorny knot which is comprised of three of its most challenging issues: preparation and education, compensation and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Academic Degrees, Higher Education
Sklar, Cara – New America, 2020
Youth apprenticeship has emerged as a potential strategy to recruit and train a new generation of early childhood educators. Many in the field hope it will help address teacher shortages, promote the recruitment and retention of diverse candidates, and provide the training and experience needed both to enter the profession and grow into…
Descriptors: High School Students, Apprenticeships, Early Childhood Education, Labor Force Development
Garcia, Amaya – New America, 2020
Over the past four years, New America has been researching Grow Your Own (GYO) programs as a strategy for growing and diversifying the teacher workforce. GYO programs--partnerships between school districts, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations to recruit and prepare community members to become teachers in local…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Shortage, Bilingual Teachers, English Language Learners
Ishmael, Kristina; Heiser, Rebecca; Payne, Jennifer – New America, 2020
PreK-12 districts are currently considering multiple options for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. Recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control lists the many safeguards that would need to be in place before buildings reopen and students are back to classrooms that resemble what they had before. It is clear that some type of distance…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Pandemics, COVID-19
Muñiz, Jenny – New America, 2020
This is an unprecedented time for U.S. schools: a pandemic has upended education for millions of students and families in the midst of nationwide protests for Black lives. These crises have put a spotlight on disparities that have long plagued the education system. These enormous challenges cannot be addressed without culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Expectations of Students, Student Diversity
Acosta, Alejandra; McCann, Clare; Palmer, Iris – New America, 2020
The novel coronavirus pandemic sparked change overnight for millions of students and thousands of professors at thousands of colleges around the United States as it began to spread during the spring semester in 2020. Face-to-face instruction ground to a halt and students and schools had to navigate a rapid and chaotic move to remote learning.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Contracts, Program Administration, Online Courses
Acosta, Alejandra – New America, 2020
Predictive analytics has taken higher education by storm, with its promise of closing equity gaps, raising student retention rates, and increasing tuition revenue by keeping students enrolled. Many colleges and universities have made an investment in predictive analytics for student success initiatives, and even more are looking into implementing,…
Descriptors: Prediction, Learning Analytics, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
Garcia, Amaya; Sklar, Cara – New America, 2020
In 2016, Washington, D.C. passed regulations that sought to increase the education and credentials of the early educator workforce. To meet the needs of Spanish-speaking educators, leaders at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) collaborated with community stakeholders and organizations, to design and implement a…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bilingual Education, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language)
Lieberman, Abbie; Bornfreund, Laura; Franchino, Elise; McCann, Clare; Palmer, Iris – New America, 2020
Last fall, with support from the Alliance for Early Success, New America convened the Supporting Early Educator Degree Attainment working group to delve into the barriers institutions of higher education (IHEs) face to serving and preparing early educators and to explore opportunities for reform. The group selected five pressing barriers,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Barriers
Nguyen, Sophie; Fishman, Rachel; Weeden, Dustin; Harnisch, Tom – New America, 2020
New America and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) partnered to track responses of state higher education agencies and systems on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected state funding for public higher education. The pandemic has depressed economic activity and led to increased costs for states, both of which can…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Educational Finance
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