Apprenticeships, technical education offer a path to a successful workforce – ‘college-only’ is a myth

In making his impassioned speech on how our county’s economy can grow through tax reform, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday, “We need to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying, in-demand jobs.” Speaker Ryan is absolutely right, and the House is immediately answering the Speaker’s call to action. There More Info »

‘I Can’t Overstate How Deeply Dull the Process Is’

The Education Department wants to rewrite two major regulations, which means more months of negotiated rule-making — the dreaded “neg-reg” When the U.S. Education Department proposes a rule, one reaction is guaranteed across the political spectrum: dread at the prospect of more negotiated rule-making. That’s when about 30 people, each with distinct and often opposing More Info »

Update on Community College OER Project

Last year Achieving the Dream began a $9.8-million project to use open educational resources (OER) to create degree programs at 38 community colleges. A study on early returns, which was conducted by SRI International and the rpk GROUP, found that faculty members are changing their teaching in the OER courses and that students are at More Info »