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Louis Soares Archives

The Power of the Education-Industry Partnership

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares looks at how partnerships between community colleges and businesses help nontraditional students find pathways to postsecondary education.

By Louis Soares | Monday, October 4, 2010

Gainful Employment Brings More Gainful Education

Gainful employment rule pushes the Education Department into a new role, using network orchestration to improve quality and value in higher education, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Monday, August 9, 2010

Moving From Short-Term Jobs to Long-Term Skills

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares outlines three priority areas for Congress as it considers reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act, which establishes employment and training programs.

By Louis Soares | Monday, May 24, 2010

Community College 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares offers recommendations for transforming associate’s degree programs to create better results for working learners.

By Louis Soares | Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New National Approach to Career Navigation for Working Learners

book_alt2 icon Report A report by Vickie Choitz, Louis Soares, and Rachel Pleasants details the inadequacy of our current career navigation assistance and why the United States needs a new approach.

By Vickie Choitz, Louis Soares, and Rachel Pleasants | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Putting the Customer First in College

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares argues that we need an Office of Consumer Protection in Higher Education.

By Louis Soares | Monday, November 2, 2009

Working Learners Need Innovative Education Models

Louis Soares offers five recommendations for helping community colleges innovate and meet working learners' needs.

By Louis Soares | Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Working Learners

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Louis Soares outlines a plan for educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century.

By Louis Soares | Monday, June 22, 2009

Work and Education Can Go Hand in Hand

Working adults need a college education system that matches their busy lives and delivers tangible career benefits, writes Louis Soares. A proposed federal program to encourage these steps is now before Congress.

By Louis Soares | Monday, April 13, 2009

Innovation Is in the Details

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has the potential to transform the Workforce Development System, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Postsecondary Degree or Credential in Every Pot

President Obama's bold goal of retaking America's global leadership in college graduates by 2020 is critical for our national competitiveness and economy, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Thursday, February 26, 2009

Making Students More College-Ready and Colleges More Student-Ready

play_alt icon Video Louis Soares talks about why the United States is struggling in higher education, and how we can boost degree completion rates

By Louis Soares | Wednesday, October 8, 2008

College-Ready Students, Student-Ready Colleges

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Louis Soares and Christopher Mazzeo offers solutions for raising degree completion rates through student empowerment and systems change.

By Louis Soares and Christopher Mazzeo | Tuesday, August 12, 2008

There’s More to College than Just Getting In

We need an aggressive national effort to better prepare all students to finish their college degree, write Robin Chait and Louis Soares.

By Robin Chait and Louis Soares | Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hollywood Ending: Union Wins an Employee Victory

The success of the Writers Guild’s strike shows why Employee Free Choice Act is so important, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Wednesday, February 13, 2008