JFF in the News
November 9, 2010, The Boston Globe
“What is really kind of heartbreaking to me is the district has to close schools and is doing it without an updated data analysis,’’ said Lili Allen, program director at Jobs for the Future...
October 29, 2010, Inside Higher Ed (4th item down)
A new report by Jobs for the Future [College Success for All] outlines how the Hidalgo Independent School District, which serves an economically depressed area along the Texas-Mexico border, was able to graduate more than 95 percent of its most recent high school graduating class with college credit.
October/November 2010, Community College Journal
The emerging green economy will create not just jobs, but—if done right—career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, green products, and green
services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. -Kevin Coyle and JFF's Maria Flynn (subscription only)
October 27, 2010, The Village Voice (New York, NY)
Rosa, like the rest of his classmates at Hostos-Lincoln Academy, was taking community college courses as part of the Early College High School Initiative, a nationwide program that aims to get poor and minority students to graduate high school with associate's degrees or two years of transferable college credit. The initiative has opened more than 200 schools nationwide since 2002...
October 11, 2010, Education Week
Jobs for the Future, a Boston-based non-profit, announced a new two-year project with the National Wildlife Federation to spur green jobs, innovation, and training at community colleges. The Greenforce Initiative: Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses has created six regional learning and action networks...
October 7, 2010, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
“This is going to take such a massive effort,” said Dr. David Spence, president of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), speaking at a conference titled “Time to Completion: How States and Systems are Tackling the Time Dilemma,”... sponsored by SREB... and Jobs for the Future.
October 6, 2010, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The conference, "Time to Completion: How States and Systems Are Tackling the Time Dilemma," was organized by two nonprofit organizations, Jobs for the Future and the Southern Regional Education Board, whose goals include broadening college access and making higher education more affordable.
October 6, 2010, Education Week
The report, Taking the Next Step, says what is needed are good comparative data on students' basic skills and how they are doing with course completion, especially the gateway courses. "There has been a lot of interest in what kinds of intermediate measures can give you a better sense of how students are doing...," says Richard Kazis, senior vice president at JFF.
September 22, 2010, Michigan Live
Jobs for the Future (JFF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) have partnered to form the two-year Greenforce Initiative program... [which] will provide assistance to community colleges to strengthen...
September 6, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
Last year, Georgia was ranked among 17 states with the lowest overall graduation rates in the country, according to a report released by the Jobs for the Future advocacy group and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.