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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Jul 20, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education is unlawfully delaying efforts to protect students from unfair practices in the for-profit college industry. That’s what the attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia are alleging in their recent lawsuit. The outcome of the suit could have significant implications for Col...
Jul 7, 2017
Working Poor Families Project members were excited to discuss Colorado’s efforts toward strengthening the early childhood education workforce as part of a larger conversation about early childhood education. In the next ten years, Colorado will see a...
Jun 20, 2017
We know that when parents have access to programs that further their education and skills while their children receive quality early education, both generations have a fairer shot at success. The Bell Policy Center is working with Civic Canopy to provide research and policy development support to the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SW...
Jun 1, 2017
America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce. But can it? That was the question posed by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center in a survey...
Mar 2, 2017
Today is national “Read Across America Day,” an annual program sponsored by the National Education Association to ensure that every child celebrates reading today on Dr. Seuss' birthday. In Colorado and across the country, schools, libraries, community centers, hospitals, churches, and bookstores...
Feb 21, 2017
Colorado’s African American students are increasingly benefiting from concurrent enrollment as a way to earn college-level credit while still enrolled in high school. All of these students will get a jump start on college. Some may even earn a certificate or associate’s degree prior to graduation without having to pay for the courses. And as the Co...
Feb 7, 2017
Students at Colorado’s four-year for-profit colleges have significantly worse outcomes than their peers at public and private nonprofit institutions on several key measures including the likelihood of completing a degree, the amount of loan debt owed and the prevalence of defaulting on their federal loans. For-profit schools include chains like DeV...
Jan 11, 2017
Education has always been a key stepping stone to success in the U.S. But some adults don’t have the education they need to access post-secondary education and good jobs. Without diplomas and key skills, these adults can struggle. In Colorado, about 340,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 lack a high school diploma or its equivalent. That’s al...
Oct 12, 2016
Among the challenges many postsecondary students face in pursuing and completing their studies is an alarmingly high level of food insecurity. This is the key finding of a new report, based on a survey of almost 3,800 students at 34 two-ye...

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