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Perspective | Changing course

“So, you’re a first-generation college student, right?” Numerous scenes of my stepdad receiving certificates and awards danced around in my...

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‘Finish the FAFSA’ makes it easier for high schools to track FAFSA completions

This is the fifth piece in a series on the FAFSA. Follow along with the rest of the series here. Any...

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Louisiana increased FAFSA completion by 25% in 1 year. Here’s what they learned.

This is the fourth piece in a series on the FAFSA. Follow along with the rest of the series here. For...

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Tennessee currently leads the nation in FAFSA completion. Here’s how they did it.

This is the third piece in a series on the FAFSA. Follow along with the rest of the series here. For...

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Perspective | Workforce initiatives and COVID-19: Keeping the goals in sight

In the fall of 2019, several statewide initiatives were progressing rapidly toward goals intended to help North Carolina citizens attain...

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‘Connecting the dots that lead to educational attainment and gainful employment’

In 2019, local leaders in Henderson, Madison, Buncombe, and Transylvania counties formed the Land of Sky Educational Attainment and Workforce...

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FAFSA completion rates: Where does NC stand?

This is the second piece in a series on the FAFSA. Follow along with the rest of the series here. As...

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Perspective | Lessons I have learned from students and parents about FAFSA completion

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, is the form that high school seniors and...

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FAFSA completion is key to postsecondary attainment. Here are 6 ways states can boost their rates.

This is the first piece in a series on the FAFSA. Follow along with the rest of the series here....

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How changing opportunities for adult learners may have paved the way for how we think about education post-COVID-19

In February 2020, just weeks before COVID-19 would disrupt our education system and our economy, Dr. Marie Cini, former president...

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Perspective | Announcing the North Carolina Postsecondary Leaders Program

During this strange time of staying at home, in between the seemingly endless video conference meetings, I find myself thinking...

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Perspective | Comets 2 Careers summer internship program: Empowering students to invest in their future

North Carolina’s brand for work-based learning, NC Career Launch, was informally launched in the state in late February. NC Career...