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Miller, Sheridan – New England Board of Higher Education, 2021
On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress lifted the 26-year ban on federal student aid--specifically, the Pell grant--for those who are incarcerated. The decision came after a long push for prison reforms that included calls for a greater emphasis on rehabilitation, reducing prison populations, and making prison sentences less harsh. New England has long been a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Murphy, Stephanie; Williams, Candace; Miller, Sheridan – New England Board of Higher Education, 2020
While New England's population remains predominantly non-Hispanic white, the region has diversified considerably in recent years, as most population growth has occurred among minority groups. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2010 and 2018, New England's non-Hispanic white population shrank by 3.1%. During this same period, the region's…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Diversity (Institutional), Equal Education, Inclusion
Williams, Candace – New England Board of Higher Education, 2020
The growth in the number of types and providers of credentials has much to do with new conceptions of the "currency" of higher education. Students and employers are placing more value on the skills, competencies and knowledge a learner obtains, rather than on credit hours, seat-time or degrees. Alternative credentials and credential…
Descriptors: Credentials, Career Readiness, College Graduates, Nonprofit Organizations
New England Board of Higher Education, 2020
The United States is experiencing dramatic shifts in the skills required of incumbent workers and new hires. While the recent low unemployment rate was generally good news, it also exacerbated a persistent skill shortage in the region's labor force that has been consistently reported by many employers. A McKinsey Global Survey indicates that…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Labor Force Development, Adult Education, Industrial Training
Decatur, Emily – New England Board of Higher Education, 2018
Higher education students in the U.S. have been transferring at record levels. More than two-thirds who earn bachelor's degrees from four-year institutions today have changed colleges at least once according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. However, the U.S. Department of Education reported in 2015 that on average, students…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, College Credits, Time to Degree, Educational Policy
New England Board of Higher Education, 2018
Surveys of New England employers, college academic officers, and graduates find that many consider today's college graduates inadequately prepared for the world of work. In 2017, the New England Board of Higher Education convened the Commission on Higher Education & Employability, under the leadership of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Career Readiness
Patel, Pooja – New England Board of Higher Education, 2017
"Part I: Are DACA Students Still Safe to Stay?" was originally published in the "New England Journal of Higher Education" on April 25, 2017. Following unsuccessful attempts in Congress to provide a legal pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, including the DREAM Act of 2010, President Obama introduced an executive…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, College Students, Student Financial Aid
Syverud, Gretchen; Williams, Candace – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
Higher education institutions--as major employers of the workforce, purchasers of goods and services, managers of real estate, and attractors of external investment--are frequently the subject of research measuring economic impact. This research often falls into one of two categories: (1) institution-focused studies that measure the monetary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Economic Impact, Human Capital
Blauth, Erika; Hadjian, Sarah – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
The movement toward proficiency-based learning is gaining momentum at secondary schools across New England and beyond. Proficiency-based learning is the system of instruction, assessment and grading based on demonstration of skills that meet performance standards or "proficiencies." The goal of proficiency-based learning is to better…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Colleges, Universities, High School Graduates
New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
In an effort to support college affordability in the region, the New England Board of Higher Education initiated the "Redesigning Student Aid in New England" project ("Redesigning Aid") in 2014. Funded by Lumina Foundation, "Redesigning Aid" combined custom state financial aid research with expertise of national…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Aid, State Programs, Student Costs
Dorfman, Luke – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
With college and career readiness driving K-12 education goals in the United States today, states are focusing more acutely on policies to ensure their students are well prepared for postsecondary and professional success. While states may adapt their education policies in pursuit of these goals, a question about implementation at the local level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, College Readiness
Williams, Candace – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
"Dual enrollment" refers to programs in which students take postsecondary courses while simultaneously enrolled in high school. While programs differ among and within states, all programs share the goal of supporting students to complete their postsecondary education more quickly and cheaply while also fulfilling high school graduation…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Policy, High School Students, College Credits
Chan, Monnica; O'Connor, Tim; Peat, O'Connor – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with support from Lumina Foundation, investigated whether the use of Khan Academy could increase community college student success in developmental math coursework, support embedded math content in technical courses, and prepare students to take or retake college placement tests. Khan Academy, an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics
Hannenmann, Laura; Hazenbush, Matthew – New England Board of Higher Education, 2014
Across New England, an increasing share of jobs will require some postsecondary education by 2020. Yet, the National Student Clearinghouse findings demonstrate that student pathways to a degree or credential are not always straightforward. In New England, approximately 25% of all students who earned a bachelor's degree had previously attended a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Chan, Monnica; Srey, Channa – New England Board of Higher Education, 2012
As New England and the nation at large become obsessed with "college completion," there is a leak in the pipeline. Many students leave high school who are not "college ready." These students, upon entering college, are often steered toward "remedial" courses that cost money and time. Remedial courses are also…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Practices