These profiles demonstrate efforts to create an academic and co/extra-curricular environment that provides students with social and academic resources that facilitate college completion. Profiles include peer support strategies, such as cohort programs, bridge programs, and study groups; teacher and faculty mentorship; and methods to reduce college drop outs.
September 21st, 2011
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, BHEF
Increasing American competitiveness will require saving the Pell Grant program. A series of recession-driven forces have converged on lower-and middle-class American families, reducing families’ ability to pay for college at just the time we need more Americans earning college degrees. ...More
December 17th, 2010
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Executive Director, BHEF
Last week, the Lumina Foundation convened a wide array of education policy leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges of meeting the foundation’s “Big Goal” of increasing the proportion of Americans holding high-quality certificates and degrees to 60% in 15 years. In the opening session of the meeting, several participants stated that “we need a Sputnik moment” —some catalyst to provoke change. ...More