Posts by Frank Waterous

2018 Legislative Watch List: Colorado Two-Generation Policies

As we seek to make economic mobility for every Coloradan a reality, two-generation policies will be crucial to that mission. Here, we identify the bills being considered during the 2018 legislative session that focus on both children and parents.

Two-Generation Strategies Stand Out in Governor’s State of the State

Governor Hickenlooper said, “We lifted families out of poverty with a focus on two-generation solutions," emphasizing the impact of two-generation strategies on economic mobility.

Student Debt Dashes Hopes for Homeownership

New data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows those with student loan debt are less likely to own a home in their early thirties than those who didn't take on as much debt. 

Future of Work: The Evolution of Education & Training

America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce, but can it?

Ready for Retirement & Still Grappling with Student Loan Debt

A growing number of retirement-age Americans are defaulting on student loans and many are falling into poverty as a result.

For-Profit College Students: Low Completion, High Student Debt

Poor outcomes at for-profit schools are hitting low-income students and ethnic and racial minorities the hardest.

Helping Colorado Adults Succeed

After being the last state in the nation to dedicate state funds to adult education, Colorado now is boosting adult literacy and education.

What’s Really Driving Higher Tuition Costs?

Tuition increases over the last several years have been primarily driven by significant reductions in state funding for public higher education.

Post-Traditional Adult Students Key to Closing Colorado’s Skills Gap

Working-age adults already represent a substantial share of all undergraduates nationwide and are a key part of a demographic shift with important implications for how postsecondary education is structured and delivered.

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