Summarizes a meeting hosted by the U.S Department of Education with college campus leaders from across the nation to discuss the issue of racial harassment on campuses and to identify solutions for fostering supportive and inclusive educational environments.
Summarizes the efforts of the Obama Administration in enhancing access and affordability of postsecondary education through its investments in financial aid, particularly in the form of Pell Grants. Building on this progress, the Administration is calling for new investments in the federal Pell Grant Program.
Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.
Describes the role of evaluation in program planning and implementation for alcohol and other drug and violence prevention programs; skills, expertise, qualifications, and experience to look for when seeking an evaluator; incentives for the evaluator; questions to ask when considering an evaluator; and how to network to find the right evaluator.
Describes results based upon the first 36 responses received from the 2016 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the Education Policy Center (EPC) at the University of Alabama. This report examines federal issues in higher education, including specific issues in the battleground states of the 2016 election (the 14 states defined by Real Clear Politics). This analysis contains 8 of the 14 battleground states.
Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The U.S Department of Education has created a video retelling the history of the Act and efforts made to guarantee access to a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment to every child with a disability.
Calls on college and university presidents, chancellors, and senior administrators to address sexual assault on their campuses. The blog post outlines current statistics, talks about the progress that has been made, and makes a request for more improvements.
Summarizes and analyzes the provisions in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that is most relevant to community colleges. The report discusses the positive and negative impacts for community colleges, and advises that the balance should tilt toward a more favorable community college experience with the workforce system.