JFF in the News
August 13, 2010, Good
...transferable credit by the end of high school. "We aim really high,” said Michael Webb, the [ECHS] initiative’s director. “We want schools to hold these lofty goals in place. We realize they may fall short.”
July 24, 2010, The Boston Globe
The federal government has awarded a $7.7 million grant to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and its partner Jobs for the Future Inc., a Boston-based...
July 14, 2010, Ed Beat
Joel Vargas of Jobs for the Future told us yesterday that about one in 10 students in the first cohort of graduates racked up enough college credits for a two-year degree. Yet the figure has climbed...
July 13, 2010, Youth Today
Rather than simply requiring traditional "seat time,... everyone is looking [for how to] get more people through higher-ed programs faster and in a more flexible way," says Richard Kazis, senior vice president of Jobs for the Future...
June 1, 2010, Solutions (by Workforce Marketing)"As our country works its way out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, one sector of the economy is a source of the good jobs we desperately need: health care. Reversing this trend requires fresh ideas about how we educate and reward frontline workers."-Marlene B. Seltzer, JFF President & CEO
May 26, 2010, Education Week (top commentary)"If we expect the early-college movement to achieve life-changing results for thousands of more young people now underrepresented in higher education, we are going to need even more districts and states to embrace this proven model."-Marlene B. Seltzer, JFF President & CEO
April 8, 2010, Educational Leadership
"Among those concerned about high school reform, early college is emerging as an effective strategy for improving the outcomes for high school students." -Nancy Hoffman and Michael Webb
March 4, 2010, Community College Times
Frontline health care workers typically receive little or no training from peers and often feel that their contributions to the workplace are not recognized, which in turn can lead to high turnover and increased costs, according to Jobs for the Future, which organized the conference.
February 28, 2010, Rockingham News (NC)
It’s a fairly new concept, but early college high schools are popping up across the nation, as schools everywhere seek to motivate students, boost graduation rates and get students thinking about life after high school.
February 26, 2010, Community College Times
Jobs for the Future's New Health Care Workforce conference will convene health care policymakers, workforce experts and industry leaders to discuss the role of workforce policy in health care reform and its implications on workers in the industry. Community college officials will talk about educational settings that support workers and work environments that support learning.