A New Era for Community Colleges

December 20, 2016 — Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of California Community Colleges and Regent of the University of California, wrote a new blog post for Huffington Post on the importance of community colleges in ensuring opportunity...

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North Dakota Works to Leverage Senior Year

May 28, 2016 — In a recent Q&A, North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler cited the fact that 27 percent of students in North Dakota need some sort of remediation class, either in math or English or both...

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NJ Country College Council president: PARCC Puts Students on Right Path for College

April 6, 2016 — Citing the 46 percent of first-time, full-time New Jersey students enrolled in public community colleges and four-year colleges and universities who need to take at least one remedial course, New Jersey Council of County Colleges...

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Aligning Expectations: Partnering with K-12 to Ensure College Readiness

February 19, 2016 — The National Association of System Heads (NASH), the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and Higher Ed for Higher Standards released a set of recommendations, Aligning Expectations: Partnering with K-12 to...

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Seizing the Moment: Community Colleges Collaborating with K-12 to Improve Student Success

February 8, 2016 — The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and Higher Ed for Higher Standards today released Seizing the Moment: Community Colleges Collaborating with K-12 to Improve Student...

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New Jersey Review Resoundingly Endorses Higher Standards and Aligned Assessments

January 11, 2016 — The Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments released its recommendations today. The Commission, including members representing higher education and the business community, recommends no changes to 84% of the standards, with the remaining 16%...

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North Carolina Higher Ed Support Standards in Review Process

January 5, 2016 —  In a letter to the editor, higher ed leaders in North Carolina applaud the Academic Standards Review Commission decision not to replace the current standards and are committed to join any effort to improve the quality of...

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Reflecting on Kentucky’s Story of Collaboration and Student Success

November 17, 2015 — Calling Kentucky ‘a story of innovation and collaboration’ among the state’s postsecondary education institutions, Dr. Terry Holliday, retired commissioner of education, attests that “staying the course” reaps benefits for students. After higher ed reached...

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Massachusetts Higher Ed and Business: ‘MCAS not good enough for today’s world’

November 3, 2015 — Richard Freeland, former state commissioner of higher education from 2008 to 2015 and president of Northeastern University 1996-2006, and John Davis, chairman and CEO of the American Saw and Manufacturing Company, cite high remediation rates, and...

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Tennessee Higher Education Leaders Support Aligned Assessments

October 30, 2015 — Leaders representing the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association, and University of Tennessee have resoundingly supported TNReady, the state’s new assessment aligned to the more rigorous Tennessee State Standards. Read...

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