In 2018, the Institute for Higher Education Policy launched its Degrees When Due initiative to identify barriers to college completion, re-engage the “some college, no degree” population, and promote equitable postsecondary attainment.
Colleges across the country are dealing with the reality of steep enrollment declines.
In this interview, Rick Torres of the National Student Clearinghouse weighs in on the challenges faced by higher education as it addresses shrinking enrollments at the same time that employers are facing major workforce education needs.
The pandemic has exacted a heavy toll from boys and young men of color, widening racial and gender disparities in academic outcomes such as graduation and college enrollment.
Some advocates and experts believe that attacking a long-standing shortage of educators who look like these teens is a key solution, given evidence that exposure to male teachers of color increases boys’ odds of graduating and going to college.