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What is the Return on Investment for Community College Credentials?

A new study considering return on investment for community college credentials found that earning an associate's degree or a long-term certificate (defined as a program that requires at least a year of study) led to increased employment and earnings. Yet, the study also found that the increasingly popular short-term credentials (those that tend to be earned in less than a year) don't tend to pay off for students.

New Analysis Spotlights Employees' Basic Skills Gap

This blog is cross-posted with the Education Policy Center at AIR, and was originally published on November 13, 2014. 

According to new AIR analysis of an international survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a surprisingly large number of adults in the United States cannot apply reading or math skills to solve simple real life problems.

Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning

On October 9, 2014, The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a webinar titled “Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning.” The focus of this webinar was to explore and discuss Linked Learning, an educational approach being implemented in select California high schools, and its success in supporting the transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers.

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