Student Success Centers Are Supporting Community Colleges in Many Ways—And Creating Guided Pathways Is One

Employers Lead the Way: Building the Future Workforce

Wonderful company event

Education, workforce, business, and philanthropic leaders gather at the Career Pathways Lab co-hosted by Jobs for the Future, Linked Learning Alliance, and The Wonderful Company in Beverly Hills, California.*

JFF’s Leadership in Expanding Apprenticeship Increases with New USDOL Awards

Making Amends

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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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