Higher ed needs to play bigger role in national effort

Higher Education Leaders Must Boost College Completion Efforts, U.S. Education Department’s Kanter Says

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, May 6, 2011

” In order to achieve better rates of college completion, higher education leaders must make sure their perspectives and expertise play a bigger role in the national effort to define college and career readiness. That was one of key messages that U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Martha J. Kanter delivered Thursday at the annual meeting of the National Association of System Heads (NASH) and the Education Trust joint initiative, “Access to Success.” Formed in 2007, the purpose of the initiative is to cut attainment gaps between low-income students or minority students and other students through better use of data, academic interventions and best practices.”

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3 comments on “Higher ed needs to play bigger role in national effort

  1. bartolini says:

    keep (bjb)
    not so critical for accountability/transparency, but useful in emphasizing importance of completion rates

  2. Tom Frank says:

    I could not read this. This message kept coming up:
    The requested URL /article/15498/ was not found on this server.
    The brief intro which I did read however caused me to think of how we niid to more broadly define completions to include part time students.

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