Instructional Environment - IHE

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Higher Education

The instructional environment at institutions of higher education (IHEs) refers to the instructional, behavioral, and personal aspects that college students experience in the classroom.

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Pell Grant eligibility has been reopened to incarcerated individuals, allowing them better access to quality education and pathways to improved prospects post-release.  

Pell Grants Return for the Incarcerated, but Applying Remains a Challenge

Prison education has long been a part of America’s culture. For the better part of the 20th century, formal education programs played an important role in efforts to rehabilitate incarcerated individuals. Yet paying higher-education fees has always presented challenges.

Supporting Reentry Programs: A Guide for Program Officers

As a higher education program officer without a background in the criminal justice or justice reform spaces, I have faced a steep learning curve as the Trellis Foundation expands our work in prison education programs and re-entry education supports.

The Impacts of College-in-Prison Participation on Safety and Employment in New York State: An Analysis of College Students Funded by the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative

This study is a midterm evaluation report of the College-inPrison Reentry Initiative (CIP), a program to expand access to academic college education in prison throughout NewYork State. CIP is funded by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), a strategic plan for reinvesting $250 million in criminal asset forfeiture into programs that promote public safety. 

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Presents a recently updated federal website featuring resources, tools, policy guidance and information for parents, educators, administrators, service providers, and advocates for infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities.

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