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States are using fast, short-term credentials to get workers back on their feet.

In recent years, the debates about proposals to expand the federal Pell Grant program to pay for short-term workforce programs offered at community colleges have been lively. Several states have taken matters into their own hands, using federal stimulus dollars to provide aid to adult learners seeking short-term certificates and certifications. These state initiatives offer essential…
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Paola Santana is a strategy officer for state policy at Lumina Foundation, where she supports states' efforts to increase education attainment and eliminate racial disparities.

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