Tag Archives: Higher Education

Federal Grant Opportunity: First in the World

  The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education has launched the First in the World (FITW) grant program for higher education institutions to drive innovations in higher education and increase college affordability, completion, and quality outcomes through the development and testing of new approaches and strategies. This year, FITW will have two tiers: In…

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English Learner Guidance

The U.S. Departments of Education (DOE) and Justice (DOJ) recently released guidance documents reaffirming the obligation under federal law that public schools must ensure English learner students have equal access to high-quality education. This comes on the 40th anniversary of the landmark case Lau v. Nichols that gave rise to the Equal Educational Opportunities Act…

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Building the Pipeline of STEM Workers

According to a new Brookings report Still Searching: Job vacancies and STEM Skills by Jonathon Rothwell, the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) workers exceeds the supply. Utilizing workplace skill and educational requirement data as well as advertising duration from millions of job openings, the report highlights the shortage of U.S. workers with STEM…

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