Posts Tagged: Lumina Foundation

New England Board of Higher Ed Launches Regional Initiative with Credential Engine

NEBHE is pleased to announce the following grant from Lumina Foundation to launch the High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) initiative. The initiative is part of the ongoing work stemming from NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability. The Commission, chaired by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, brought together leaders of education, business and policy for nearly a year t...

Commit to Building on New England’s “Employability” Advantage!

Higher education has provided New England with an economic advantage, as the region without strong natural resource advantages has relied on its higher education institutions (HEIs) and brainpower. A higher education-based economic advantage has enabled the region to develop strong well-paying technology and knowledge-based industries tied to New England’s academic research and development (R&am...

Does Khan Academy Help Community College Students Destined for Noncredit Developmental Math?

Too many students enter college without being ready, especially in math. Many of them are placed in a developmental noncredit course. Fully 68% of community college students and 40% of students at four-year public institutions were required to take one or more developmental education courses (sometimes called “remedial” courses) before enrolling in credit-bearing college-level courses...

NEBHE Awarded Lumina Foundation Grant to Assist New England States in Redesigning Student Aid Programs

Goal is to redesign state financial aid programs to meet national and state college enrollment and degree-attainment targets, better align state, federal and institutional student aid strategies  ... NEBHE was awarded a $404,400 grant from Lumina Foundation to help the New England states redesign and align their student financial aid programs. The purpose of the grant is to provide technica...

New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Lumina’s Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation

NEJHE's New Directions for Higher Education examines emerging issues, trends and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs and practices. The first installment of the series featured Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing & Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, interviewing Carnegie Foundation President Anthony Bryk about the future ...

Learning Channels: WGBH Creates a Higher Ed Desk

WGBH Boston is creating a Higher Ed Desk to help enrich its award-winning radio, television and online stories with angles from Boston and New England's famed postsecondary education. America’s largest producer of PBS content for TV and the web, WGBH hired Vermont Public Radio's Kirk Carapezza as managing editor and lead correspondent of the Higher Ed Desk. The desk is supported throu...

Developing Story: A Forum on Improving Remedial Education

Why is remedial or developmental education such a hot issue? Partly because it costs time and money and casts doubt on the elementary and secondary education systems that we assume will prepare students for college.The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) explored solutions to the problem at a recent forum in Kennebunkport, Maine, called “Ready for Real: Innovative Strategies for Im...

DC Shuttle: Boston Schools Finalists for Innovation Grants; US Ed Secy Supports In-State Tuition for Kids of Undocumented

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing Tuesday to discuss legislation to reauthorize the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education law, which has approved by the committee on Oct. 20. Committee Chair Tom Harkin (D-IA) acknowledged that "everyone has something they would like to change" about the draft, but encouraged his fellow lawmakers to support the...

Doing Good and Doing Well: Performance-Based Funding in Higher Ed

The New England Board of Higher Education released a policy brief that encourages states to tie a portion of higher education appropriations to institutional outcomes. Currently, New England states tend to apportion institutional funding based on enrollment levels—a practice that rewards quantity, but not necessarily student success and degree attainment. From President Obama to private fou...

New England 2025: NEBHE Launches College-Completion Dashboards

NEBHE launched the first phase of its college-completion project, New England 2025.Supported with a Lumina Foundation grant and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, NEBHE's Department of Policy and Research built a series of state-level "dashboards" and models that can examine college completion and various metrics with new levels of sophistication.These models allow decisi...