Making Amends

Photo of Georgetown University

Georgetown University

In 1838, Georgetown University sold hundreds of enslaved people to a plantation in Louisiana; the University made about $3.3 million, in today’s dollars, from the sale. On September 1, 2016, the President of Georgetown University acknowledged that this Jesuit institution enslaved human beings and that the institution profited from slavery.

Transformational Teaching: A Team Approach to Adult Education

Team Teaching

In honor of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Jobs for the Future is excited to share the latest publication from Accelerating Opportunity, our national initiative to integrate Adult Basic Education and career and technical education  in order to increase the number of adults who enter postsecondary education and earn credentials that lead to family-supporting careers.

JFF and Virginia Department of Education Summit Highlights Innovation in Student Assessments

A Challenge for Our Times

Several months ago, Jobs for the Future hosted Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility, a summit where educators, researchers, funders, and young people shared their strategies for addressing the pressing challenges of mobility and inequity in our country. Even though these problems can sometimes seem intractable, the summit was a “Yes we can!” moment for me. Yes we can change the outcomes for men and boys of color, Arnold Chandler assured us.

Realizing the Time-Saving Promise of Dual Enrollment

Students studying science

By Sarah Hooker and Joel Vargas

Dual enrollment has demonstrated its potential to boost college enrollment and success, but is the route to completion of a four-year degree as quick and seamless as advertised? This is an important question posed by a recent Education Week article, “Are Dual-Enrollment Programs Overpromising?”, which raises the related issue of credit transfer rules.

Completion Is Not Enough! Up Next: Advising

Originally posted on Completion By Design's blog on September 7, 2016.

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Doing the “Impossible”: Shifting Beliefs to Enable Deeper Learning for All Students

Superintendent Daniel King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (Texas) Independent School District, Assistant Superintendent Berta Peña, Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District, and Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Oakland Unified School District speak at the Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility Summit in New Orleans.

Superintendent Daniel King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (Texas) Independent School District, Assistant Superintendent Berta Peña, Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District, and Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Oakland Unified School District speak at the Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility Summit in New Orleans.

Originally posted in the Alliance for Excellent Education's Deeper Learning

Why Seeking Purpose Matters for Opportunity Youth

I recently read an article in The New York Times by Angela Duckworth entitled Graduating and Looking for Your Passion: Just Be Patient, in which she gives advice to new college graduates.

Hey, Philanthropy: Don’t Wring Your Hands. Get to Work.

Originally posted in The Development Set on Medium July 28, 2016.

By Richard V. Reeves, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

There is a real tension at the heart of contemporary philanthropy. The challenge is to make it a creative one.