After serving 10 years in prison, Joshua Johnson had one goal in mind: stable employment. He found it in a registered apprenticeship that combined paid on-the-job learning with formal classroom instruction.
Johnson—who went on to build a career at Jobs for the Future—describes how these apprenticeship programs can provide pivotal opportunities to the people who need them most.
Chicago Hope's new initiative has a “large and audacious” goal to expand the path of economic success beyond the public school system, offering full postsecondary scholarships to thousands of Chicago high school graduates and their parents.
Funders of the program say their goal is to break down barriers to economic mobility for generations to come.
What’s on the horizon for higher education? It’s a question that nonprofit association EDUCAUSE poses annually to college faculty, staff, administrators, and researchers from around the world.
This year, 57 experts identified social, technological, economic, environmental, and political trends influencing the higher ed sector. And to no one's surprise, their reflections underscore dramatic shifts in teaching and learning either instigated or sped up by the pandemic.
When StraighterLine went live in 2009, the idea was to use online education as a way to reduce the cost—and therefore the risk—of getting a start on a college education. Its founder, Burck Smith, hoped others would jump on board.
Things haven't turned out exactly as Smith envisioned. Still, he remains confident that the online course revolution will materialize. He explains why in this interview.
Native American students who are California residents will no longer have to pay tuition or fees at all nine University of California campuses—a decision that some say is a long-overdue acknowledgment of past wrongs endured by Native Americans.
Advocates hope the effort will move the needle on enrollment and attainment of Native American students. While 44 percent of 25- to 64-year-olds nationwide hold associate degrees or higher, the number is just 25.1 percent for Native Americans.