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State Policy Approaches to Support Prior Learning Assessment

This guide is intended to serve as a resource for state leaders who wish to promote PLA policy, whether through new higher education policy or through legislation. It includes background information on PLA and why a state- or systemwide approach can be helpful, information on the kinds of policies that other states and systems are adopting, and case studies of both general approaches to state- or systemwide PLA and approaches designed specifically to benefit veterans.


Renewing the promise of The higher education act Seven principles For reauthorization

When Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), it opened the doors of learning and economic opportunity to all Americans regardless of their financial means. The law has benefitted generations of students who might not otherwise have afforded college. It has also benefited our democracy and economy, providing the basis for a highly educated citizenry and workforce.


State Strategies to Support the Maturing Workforce

This paper describes strategies that states and regions can consider in their efforts to assist mature workers and also to use this group as a valuable resource in meeting skill requirements for developing economies. We look at strategies that have been developed and used in a U.S. Department of Labor-funded initiative in ten pilot sites since 2009 as well as strategies that state leaders have implemented to support the mature workforce.


Written Testimony for the Education and Workforce Committee - U.S. House of Representatives

Written Testimony of Pamela J. Tate President and Chief Executive Officer Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), before the Education and Workforce Committee - U.S. House of Representatives.


Random Access: The Latino Experience with Prior Learning Assessment Policy Brief

National efforts to address the degree completion goals of the country cannot succeed without focusing on strategies to improve the educational attainment of Latinos. ..


Innovation in Maryland Nursing Education to Meet Anticipated Demand

This policy brief describes innovative approaches to nursing education and how the policy leadership help to support the use and expansion of these models and strategies while keeping a sharp focus on educational quality.