Major shifts in higher education are opening opportunities for new approaches and new actors to help support post-secondary learning and skill development. There are six trends that are particularly notable.
Policymakers have an increasing amount of new data on how higher education institutions are serving their students. In this article, Kristin Blagg and Erica Blom discuss how this vast availability of information causes policymakers to consider the return on investment in higher education for both state-level taxpayers and individuals.
Education is an investment. While some are not able to make a financial investment in education, it is an investment that has proven to pay itself off. According to “The Demographics of Wealth,” the cycle of poverty can be broken with more education after high school.
We are inspired by the insight and experience of Rita Pearson – a teacher for 40 years. In this TEDTalk, Rita highlights the essential truth – that every kid needs a champion. Opportunity Rising gives us all a chance to be the champion for the kids in our community.