10 winning teams of "Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge" were announced on November 6. Over 160 proposals were received from educators, students, policymakers, industry leaders, technology developers, and the public with their bold ideas to reimagine what the higher education ecosystem will look like in 2030 and concrete actions to take today to move us in that direction. Each winning team will receive a customized set of support from the U.S. Department of Education and its partners in the public and private sectors to assist in the launch of the pilot programs and further develop their visions.
REL Midwest will host a 30-minute documentary screening at Michigan State University on evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathway to a postsecondary education. Researchers will discuss instructional practices teachers can use to support Latino students in high school and strategies and approaches to encourage Latino student success in college.
ExcelinEd's new analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals that too many students in every state do not have the chance to take fundamental courses needed to prepare them for college and career. Nationally, millions of students lack access to key courses that would prepare them for college and career. ExcelinEd has identified a three-step process states can consider using to overcome gaps in access to core courses.
The National Academies Press recently released Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Chaired by Dr. Joan Herman, the Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies reviewed the research literature to determine whether there were relationships between these sets of competencies, as well as between the competencies and students' success in undergraduate school. The report is free to download from the National Academies Press website (linked above).
A new guide to help Latino students and their families navigate the process of going to college is available from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Department of Education. The guide is available in English and Spanish. Click here for more information.