Posts Categorized: Regionalism

Number of New High School Grads in New England Projected to Decline 14% by 2032

By 2032, the number of new high school graduates in New England is projected to decline by 22,000 to a total 140,273, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE) most recent Knocking at the College Door report. New England’s challenge with an aging population and falling birth rates has been well chronicled. With fresh projections and an ever-changing polit...

New England Economists To Prognosticate on Trump Era

Register Today for NEEP Conference, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston! The New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) will explore "What’s Ahead After This Historic Election?" at the group's outlook conference to be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Jeffry Frieden, professor of government at Harvard University, will deliver a keynote...

Radio Higher Ed Podcast Explores Student Loans from Borrowers’ Perspective

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents the release of Federal Student Loan Servicing: Strengths and Weaknesses/The Borrower Perspective. The podcast features Jennifer Wang, the D.C. Office Director for The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). It is the fourth in a series of podcasts produced in partnership with the Postsecondary National Policy Inst...

Now Available! 2017 Guide to New England Colleges

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), in association with Boston magazine, has produced the 2017 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities, the sixth edition of the annual guide. Boston magazine published and distributed the 2017 Guide in combination with its December 2016 issue. NEBHE is distributing complimentary copies of the 2017 Guide th...

Upcoming New England Higher Ed Events

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM) will honor Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker at its annual dinner on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) will hold the annual NH Scholars Breakfast of Champions to explore ways to better prepare today's students for tomorrow's workforce o...

Howdy Partner! New England Council Publishes Directory of Higher Ed-Industry Partnerships

The New England Council (NEC) published its first edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships.” In addition to traditional classroom training, New England educators and employers have forged partnerships to provide experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for future job opportunities and post-gradua...

What Policymakers Should Know about Completion Colleges

The higher education policy world has been abuzz discussing and strategizing the best ways to serve adult learners—whether those adults are currently enrolled at a postsecondary institution, wish to be, or are stranded outside the system. In New England, the focus on adults is particularly relevant because experts increasingly believe economic success depends on workers with higher education...

Mixed Bag: Dual Enrollment Policy in New England

Dual enrollment programs across the country share little in common with one another. Generally, they allow secondary students to take postsecondary courses while enrolled in high school. But the relevant terminology, eligibility requirements and transferability of credit varies nationally and here in in New England, where: Four of the six New England states’ dual enrollment programs are ma...

NAICU’s Flanagan Speaks on Student Unit Records Debate in Radio Higher Ed Podcast

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation about the debate over federal unit records system in higher education with Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations & policy development with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed b...

Competency-Based Education in New Hampshire: Implementing State Policies in the Land of Local Control

With changes to state policy in 2005, New Hampshire became one of the leading states in the nation in competency-based education school reform. The Granite State’s approach requires school districts to award high school diplomas based on a mastery of competencies (rather than the traditional measure of seat-time). But state policy is only the first step in change: What makes a difference to...