• The Labor Department is awarding $100 million worth of grants to expand workforce training programs at community colleges. – The Washington Post 
  • Colleges are receiving record number of applications, increasing selectivity and as a result, increasing students’ anxiety. – The New York Times
  • The Education Department increases pressure on accreditors ranking to enforce standards measuring student achievement. – Inside Higher Ed
  • The secret to saving American education is as simple as bringing recess back to elementary school kids. – Tech Insider
  • 2016 Democratic candidates do not offer agendas that defend President Obama’s education reform legacy. – BloombergView


  • Nonprofit managers may want to reconsider key elements before jumping the gun on creating social media policy. – The NonProfit Times
  • New study finds that while email metrics such as open and click-through rates are down, the growth of nonprofit fundraising email revenue is up by 25%. – NonProfit Quarterly
  • Well-intentioned but superfluous material donations can get in the way of humanitarian efforts, aid workers reveal. – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • The National Dance Institute, a nonprofit in Harlem, wants to bring dance and music to every public school in the country. – Huffington Post
  • The nonprofit sector is thriving in Seattle due to its proximity to Microsoft, which is shaping economic life in the city. – The New York Times