Posts Categorized: Schools

NE Consortium Reports on Public School Performance—Gaps and All

The New England Secondary School Consortium—representing Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—released its 2015 report on public school performance for the 2013–14 school year. Despite general improvements, the data shows economically disadvantaged (ED) students, English-language learners and students with disabilities lagging behind other groups in graduat...

A Strategic Idea

NEBHE president proposes a "sweet spot" between consortia and mergers ... The TIAA-CREF Institute has published a report by New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) President and CEO Michael K. Thomas on "strategic alliances" in higher education. Inside Higher Ed characterizes the Thomas proposal as a third ways between less formal collaborations and more permanent mergers. His solution...

Radio Higher Ed Conversation with Tom Mortenson

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation wih Tom Mortenson, senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. Mortenson discusses how education fiscal policies at the state and federal level have affected access to college and the U.S. position in the global human capital economy. Radio Higher Ed’s ...

Radio Higher Ed Explores Deliverology and Reform

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a discussion with Ellyn Artis, co-author of Deliverology in Practice on the delivery approach to reforming higher education. Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohighered.com or by subscribing through iTunes at www.iTunes.com. It is also available in the Uni...

Community Colleges Are Key Senders and Receivers of Transfer Students, Says Nat’l Report

Community colleges are often touted as a smart first step on the way to a four-year college, but they are frequently the destination of students transferring from four-year colleges as well, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse. More than half of students transferring from four-year public colleges and universities and more than 40% of students transferring from four-...

Radio Higher Ed Talks with Authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates.Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohighered.com or by subscribing through iTunes at www.iTunes.com. It is also available in...

That’s Excellent! NEBHE Seeking Nominations for 13th New England Higher Education Excellence Awards

Now accepting nominations ...The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is now seeking nominations for our thirteenth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Five regional awards and six state merit awards will be presented to the recipients on the evening of Friday, March 4, 2016 in Boston.Nominees should be individuals, programs or organizations in ...

Radio HigherEd Features National, Western State Experts on Redesigning Aid

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with Sarah Pingel of Education Commission of the States and Brian Prescott of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education about efforts related to state financial aid program redesign. Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohighered.com&nb...

Radio HigherEd Features Kelly on College Costs, Completion

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation with the American Enterprise Institute's Andrew Kelly on the "Completion, Costs and Value of a College Education." Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed by visiting www.radiohighered.com or by subscribing through iTunes at www.iTunes.com. It is also available ...

A Strategy for the Land of Steady Habits

State Capital Notes ... If current education patterns continue, Connecticut will produce 23,000 fewer graduates due to a projected decline in high school graduates over the next decade and beyond, according to a Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education released by the Planning Commission for Higher Education in the state. The plan examines the impact of demographic, workforce and education tre...