How US Postsecondary Education Must Surmount COVID-19 & Rise Stronger to Develop a Future Workforce

PR Newswire | July 22, 2020

How US Postsecondary Education Must Surmount COVID-19 & Rise Stronger to Develop a Future Workforce
The fallout from COVID-19 threatens a postsecondary education system—a system essential for preparing a skilled workforce—according to a new solutions brief from the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED). Developing the Future Workforce: Revitalizing Postsecondary Education and Training After COVID-19 calls on policy and business leaders to not only sustain postsecondary education in its various forms, but also to reform it to better serve students and employers over the long run. Even prior to COVID-19, the postsecondary education system faced several financial and programmatic problems. The CED brief outlines the challenges facing colleges, job training programs, apprenticeships, and other forms of postsecondary education and training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the role many of these establishments play as employers, exporters, and contributors to regional economic strength and long-run productivity—and the public returns of advanced education—Congress should help offset the one-time economic shocks and adjustment costs associated with the pandemic, particularly for those institutions best positioned to improve the career outcomes of the largest numbers of students affordably and effectively.

Spotlight

In March 2018, ISTE and New America invited several education leaders to Washington, DC. Each shared their state or district's experiences with using open educational resources (OER). In this interview, we asked them, “How has OER impacted professional learning for teachers and their job satisfaction?” Click on the link below to access the full playlist of their interviews.

Spotlight

In March 2018, ISTE and New America invited several education leaders to Washington, DC. Each shared their state or district's experiences with using open educational resources (OER). In this interview, we asked them, “How has OER impacted professional learning for teachers and their job satisfaction?” Click on the link below to access the full playlist of their interviews.

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