JFF in the News
June 11, 2009, Education Week
JFF's Nancy Hoffman and Michael Webb highlight the achievements of the first 2000-plus early college graduates nationwide, and answer key questions about the present and future of the Early College High School Initiative.
6/3/09, Community College Times
...more capacity is needed at community colleges if more people are to gain access to higher education. That point was emphasized in a new report from Jobs for the Future that culminated a multiyear initiative focused on increasing productivity within U.S. higher education...
6/3/09, WJRT-TV, Flint, MI
Many Mid-Michigan workers are considering going back to school to learn new skills or earn a degree. What's available for those who have had a hard time in the classroom? ... Mott Community College is participating in a national program called Breaking Through that helps the student to whom learning never came easy.
5/20/09, Chronicle of Higher Education
...Canada is cited as the country with the highest proportion of workers with some sort of postsecondary degree, 47 percent, according to the “Education at a Glance” report from the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development…commissioned by Jobs for the Future.
5/18/09, Education Week
Jobs For the Future, a Boston-based nonprofit group that advocates improved college and work preparedness for young people, convened influential policymakers and practitioners in Washington to begin shaping guidelines for innovation at the high school level for the Obama administration.
5/4/09, The Huffington Post
By Fmr. Governor Mike Easley (D-NC): Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge—not remediation—is an approach to education that works. The opportunity to earn free college credit is a powerful invitation for every student and parent, especially during these hard economic times.