A College Promise Monthly Newsletter | Tuesday, January 5, 2021
As we enter 2021, we at College Promise look forward to supporting the continued resilience of our students, teachers, and schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. Throughout January, we will continue to build support for the Promise movement as we navigate all of the many challenges and opportunities this new year will bring.
The Next Phase of Promise
Gathering 360 community and state Promise programs in just five years has been a substantial effort. Looking ahead, we are confident that the College Promise movement will grow broader and deeper to serve millions more Americans in the years ahead.
In our annual report, we lay out our vision for what the future holds for Promise, including deepening the business, government, nonprofit and student/alumni sectors in the Promise movement, ensuring that educational quality and completion outcomes for Promise recipients are aligned with the future of work, and providing pathways to civic learning and community engagement that inspire and enable economic mobility, social inclusion, and good quality of life.
Reimagining College Promise Programs: A Wealth Perspective
Dr. William Elliott III and Sophia Nielsen, MSW, from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, write about reducing poverty and promoting economic mobility through Child Savings Accounts and other short-term and long-term education investments.
What We’re Reading This Month
5 Actions To Ensure Students Recover, Thrive In Covid-19 Era | Forbes
As new political leaders prepare to take office in Washington and around our country, schools continue to face an unprecedented scenario that will shape an entire generation of young people. Here are some clear actions to ensure students are more prepared for the future.
The Equitable Outcomes Imperative: Strategies for Advancing Racial Equity in Postsecondary Attainment | Education Strategy Group
In order to make America as good as its promise, equity must be the center of educational opportunity and success. The ambitious postsecondary credential attainment goals set by more than 40 states have the potential to help America reconcile racial injustice because we know that higher educational attainment translates into greater economic opportunity and mobility.
How Two-Year Colleges Can Mitigate Student Enrollment Declines | Diverse Education
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the higher education sector, concerns arise around enrollment rates. From promoting affordability to investing in technology, many community colleges are employing creative approaches to mitigate enrollment declines.
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