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Report - April 2018

Keeping New York’s For-Profit Colleges on Track

Far too many graduates of New York State’s for-profit colleges end up stuck in low-wage jobs and saddled with debt that they can't afford. The State Legislature and Governor Cuomo have the power to change this by implementing statewide standards to ensure that crucial investments in higher education result in real economic gains for all students.

Commentary/Op-Ed - April 2018

From Dream Machine to Job Machine: Expanding Academic Certificates at CUNY’s Community Colleges

CUNY's innovative college success programs are helping more students earn a degree—and with it, a shot at economic opportunity. But when nearly 80 percent of students at CUNY community colleges fail to earn an associate’s degree in three years, it's time to consider additional options. Expanding academic certificate programs should be part of the solution.

Report - March 2018

Opportunity Knocks: Boosting State Investment in New York’s Workforce Development System

Governor Cuomo has proposed to invest $175 million in workforce training initiatives. It is vital that policymakers fully support this new statewide investment, and to ensure that these investments are as far-reaching and effective as possible, the study proposes including an increase in resources for adult basic education, ramped-up bridge programs, and accountability through better data.

Commentary/Op-Ed Testimony - March 2018

Op-Ed: Bridge programs get big results, but little support

New York’s bridge programs serve nowhere near the number of adults who would benefit from them. New York State should make investing in bridge programs part of its proposed $175 million workforce development plan.

Commentary/Op-Ed - March 2018

Op-Ed: Sustaining the Caregiving Workforce for New York’s Aging Future

New York City is facing an impending healthcare crisis. An imminent shortage of home care workers and supportive services threatens to erode the quality of life, safety, and health of older New Yorkers and their families.The state should take the lead to ensure that families have affordable, quality options for protecting the health and safety of older adults.