Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Biden Calls for More College Graduates

A lengthy press release from Vice President Biden arrived in the inbox today. The first paragraph gives the gist:

Vice President Joe Biden today issued a call to action to boost college graduation rates across the country and help the nation meet President Obama’s goal for the United States to have the best-educated workforce and the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Speaking at the first annual Building a Grad Nation Summit, Vice President Biden – who has made college affordability and accessibility a key priority in his role as chairman of the Middle Class Task Force – called on each Governor to host a state college completion summit, released a new college completion tool kit for states and Governors to draw ideas from, and announced a new grant competition focused on helping institutions of higher education boost completion rates.

There is a state by state list of graduation rates and goal rates by 2020. The college completion tool kit is also available online.

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