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Advancing Equity through Postsecondary Education Policy and Practice

This report focuses on how considering equity can help institutions of higher education better serve students.
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All Learning Counts Webinar

All learning counts webinar with NEBHE, featuring Laurie Ficker from UMA.
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Bucknell Study: College Counseling Website LGBTQ+ ‘Friendliness’ Relates to State’s Hate Crime, Nondiscrimination Protections

A new national study by a Bucknell University student and professor has found that college counseling center website “friendliness” to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or another identity (LGBTQ+) was significantly higher at institutions in states that offered hate crime and employment nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ+ individuals.
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Competitive Skills Scholarship Program

The Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP) provides funding and support services for eligible Maine residents to pursue two and four-year degree programs or employer recognized credentials leading to high-wage, in-demand jobs in Maine.
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How Do Microcredentials Stack Up? Part 1

One way to do that is by building an educational system that prepares people to adapt and thrive in turbulent times. At HEQCO, we’re interested in short, affordable, and flexible programs that top up the skills and knowledge adults already have and help them advance or pivot in the labor market.
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Informing Improved Recognition of Military Learning

This report examines student veterans’ experiences with and perceptions of having their military learning recognized by a postsecondary institution.
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Lumina: Stronger Nation Tracking 60%

Stronger Nation tracks progress toward the goal of 60 percent of Americans with a credential of value.
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Maine 2021 County Profiles

This report provides a 2-page report of the strengths and challenges of each county.
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Maine Youth Thriving – A Guide for Community Action

MRBN is pleased to introduce the “Maine Youth Thriving – A Guide for Community Action,” developed with the Maine CDC and Public Health Partners, LLC. The guide is a tool to support positive youth development.
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MaineSpark Navigators Welcome Aboard

Who and what is a MaineSpark Navigator?
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STARs: Skilled Through Alternative Routes

In this episode of Work in Progress, Byron Auguste discusses the new Tear the Paper Ceiling ad campaign launched recently. The campaign calls for employers to tear down that paper ceiling and let the 70 million STARs – workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes – shine.
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The Rise of Alternative Credentials in Hiring

The report outlines the use and recognition of multiple forms of credentials in hiring decisions.
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Toward Ending the Monolithic View of “Underrepresented Students”

Higher education in the United States has a tendency to treat all “underrepresented” students as a monolith in ways that are counterproductive to the cause of equity. This aggregation of racially and ethnically minoritized, poverty-affected, and first-generation students obscures significant variations in admissions, course-level outcomes, persistence, graduation, and career success.
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Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want (2020)

Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want, 2020
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