Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

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That’s starting to change as federal forecasts show part-time enrollment outpacing full-time enrollment through at least 2027 and other new figures shed light on how long it takes for part-time students to graduate. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionVictoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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The federal government projects that graduate enrollment will rise by about another 3 percent through 2027 — a much more sluggish pace than in the last 10 years. Higher Ed News Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Universities Inc The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.

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OPINION: Six ways to nurture high-aptitude math students in under-resourced schools

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Far too often, talented math students at schools in low-income communities barely have access to grade-level work, let alone advanced curricula. In short, they need access to more rigorous instruction and the types of enrichment commonly available to their more affluent peers.

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Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?

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Because girls “don't know what they don't know,” so to speak, mentorships can open them up to new opportunities they may not have had access to. There’s a chance that number could get even smaller over the next decade, according to Girls Who Code , which estimates that just 22 percent of computer scientists will be women in 2027, down from 37 percent in 1995. As Saneeya Khan looks around at her workplace, she doesn’t see many people who look like her.

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How 60 Minutes Oversimplified the Gender Gap and Overlooked Women in Tech

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The interview focused on access to computer science—the idea that if you introduce kids to coding and get them interested at a young age, girls will enter the field at the same rate as their male peers. By Saujani’s estimations—based on a report from Girls Who Code—the gender gap in entry-level technology jobs is on track to close by 2027.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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The “Teach Boldly” teacher support initiative will include a series of virtual and community training events and the launch of the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge, a creative digital space where teachers can share ideas, learn from peers, find daily inspiration and access the tools and resources they need to enhance their work in the classroom. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information.

Like it or not, Trump is the next president — Now, here’s how he can improve higher ed

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If we are truly concerned about increasing access, improving affordability, and maintaining quality in higher education, then we should be deeply concerned about the plight of our public universities.”. If we are truly concerned about increasing access, improving affordability and maintaining quality in higher education, then we should be deeply concerned about the plight of our public universities. Photo: Meredith Kolodner. It’s official: we have a new president.

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Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline

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After a few years of some growth, the report projects that from 2027 to 2032 the annual graduation totals will each be smaller by 150,000 to 220,000 people than the ones the nation had in 2013. Higher Ed News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Race