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    Employability: A National Imperative

    by Daren Follweiler

    Join us in Boston on Dec. 4 to focus on the "employability gap," as well as the latest on credentials, automation, foundational and digital skills, along with what is needed to prepare a truly world-class workforce.
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    “Dreamers” Are at the Heart of the American Dream

    by Elsa Núñez

    Talented students who were born abroad but raised in the U.S. without legal status are caught in the tangled web of immigration reform. Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez explains how Eastern is aiding Dreamers who bring the U.S. diversity of culture, religion, race and political thought ... to say nothing of key economic contributions.
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    Collaborating to Cut Costs in Higher Education

    by Tracy Hassett

    Colleges face increased scrutiny to bring costs under control. Some are hiring more part-time workers to avoid offering a full-time benefits package. Others limit benefits they offer employees. Still others are trying something new in higher education: collaborating on health insurance.
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    Now Available! 2017 Guide to New England Colleges

    by Wendy Lindsay

    NEBHE's new Guide to New England Colleges & Universities lists key data including application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratios; enrollment breakdowns; cost of attendance; and degrees offered.
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    Sanctuary … and Other Notes from the NEJHE Beat …

    by John O. Harney

    Many college students greeted the election of Donald Trump with walkouts, and several New England campuses explored seeking "sanctuary" status for immigrants, a designation the Trump campaign pledged to end. NEJHE Editor John O. Harney reports on higher ed's reactions to the election as well as other news in innovation and workforce talent.
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    Can-Do-Hub: The GitHub of Competencies

    by Michelle R. Weise

    Weise of the Sandbox ColLABorative describes a novel way to map competencies. "A can-do-hub would re-set the long-broken dialogue between industry and education and enable more direct connections between our students and the jobs that they desire," she writes.
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The Journal

Working Classes? Preparing for Employability

by John O. Harney
July 11, 2017

On June 28, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) convened members of the Commission on Higher Education and Employability (CHEE) in Providence to discuss concrete...

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Amid Free College Proposals, a Guarantee from New Hampshire

by Lou D’Allesandro
July 7, 2017

Regardless of where you come from, the ability to access and receive a high-quality education is the key to success. The dream of an accessible education will now become a reality...

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A Chance at Life: The Value of Legislative Action and Institutional Leadership for DACA Students

by Pooja Patel
June 26, 2017

A Massachusetts resident, Faustina began working on her college applications last August. In the beginning, the process was going well. However, as she began receiving acceptance...

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Empowering the Consumer Voice to Transform Postsecondary Education

by Bill Hansen
June 20, 2017

Strada Education Network is collaborating with Gallup, the world leader in consumer insights, to launch the Education Consumer Pulse. Through 350 daily interviews of U.S. adults...

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Come Together

by John O. Harney with James Martin and James E. Samels
June 13, 2017

A NEJHE interview on the future of consolidating colleges and merging universities ... NEBHE has been deeply interested in how New England higher education institutions can collaborate...

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Agency Split in NH Among Midsummer Transformations

by John O. Harney
July 21, 2017

Comings and Goings ... New Hampshire divided its Department of Resources and Economic Development into two new agencies. Gov. Chris Sununu nominated Taylor Caswell, who is currently...

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House Bill Would Cut $2.4 Billion from US Dept of Ed

by The New England Council
July 17, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Appropriations Bill Cuts Ed Dept Funding. The House Appropriations Committee released a draft Labor-HHS-Education spending bill which would significantly decrease...

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Moving On

by John O. Harney
July 4, 2017

Luczko Comings and Goings ... Kate Luczko announced she will step down as president and CEO of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, a nonprofit dedicated to retention and attraction of...

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Out to Kill an Ed Rule? Date Set for Comments to Feds

by The New England Council
July 3, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Requests Comment on Regulations. The U.S. Department of Education put out notice calling for public comment regarding which regulations should be targeted...

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MA Elementary and Secondary Ed Board Appoints Acting Chief Following Death of Commissioner Mitchell Chester

by John O. Harney
June 27, 2017

Comings and Goings ... The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education appointed Deputy Commissioner Jeff Wulfson to be acting commissioner, following the death of...

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Employability: A National Imperative

December 4, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Boston, MA

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