Elin Johnson is a freelance reporter.
Online learning and career opportunities among the top asks for college applicants
A new survey by Anthology finds that would-be students’ top concerns center on whether they can succeed in college, time commitments, and finding a job after graduation. We talked to co-author Mirko Widenhorn about those findings and how institutions can respond.
February 28, 2023
Expanding beyond college, ‘promise’ scholarships roll out youth apprenticeships
These city-level pioneers in expanding college access are now taking a broader view of what it takes to improve economic mobility.
November 2, 2022
As rural job markets ‘rise,’ colleges face new demands
As the geography of U.S. job growth shifts, community colleges scramble to keep up.
September 21, 2022
Country’s largest community colleges work to expand microcredentials
Six of the largest community colleges and systems in the U.S. are working to build—and market and support—new short, work-aligned pathways with help from the Education Design Lab.
January 18, 2022
Many students have career plans in place, but not networks
NSSE, the gold standard for student engagement, took its first in-depth look at career prep and found that students need more help building social capital.
December 8, 2021
Career development partnerships with HBCUs on the rise
Career and workforce development programs at HBCUs are cropping up across the nation, as more organizations seek to invest in Black students and workers amid a national reckoning on race.
October 20, 2021
Workforce initiatives aim to get back on track, even as Delta disrupts plans
Many colleges and workforce agencies were hoping this would be the semester of economic recovery and renewed focus on job training—but Delta has thrown a curve ball.
August 26, 2021
ASU goes big with work-based learning ‘marketplace’
The 'mega-university' makes a similar-sized push into work-based learning. It's a national test case for whether work can be integrated into the curriculum at scale.
August 11, 2021
Facing a shortage of early childhood educators, states look to competency-based education
A growing number of colleges and entire states have zeroed in on competency-based education as a way to prepare more workers for the field.
July 21, 2021
In Indiana, a proving ground for short-term credentials
As more states look to invest in short-term credentials, Indiana and Ivy Tech have garnered national attention as a testing ground.
June 23, 2021