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Rural-serving Community Colleges Can Serve as Cornerstone for Veteran Students

17 Jul 2024

Research article explores opportunities and challenges faced by an increasingly diverse rural U.S. veteran population BOULDER, Colorado – One in four military veterans live in rural communities, yet more research is needed on how to support their success as...

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Why getting into a top U.S college is about to get even more difficult ($)

15 Jul 2024

Peace Bransberger, interim director, programs and evidence, policy analysis and research, and programs and services, is featured in this article by the San Francisco Chronicle about the increasing challenges of gaining acceptance into top colleges. Original source- behind a...

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Schools are bracing for the looming “enrollment cliff”

03 Jul 2024

Patrick Lane, vice president of policy analysis and research, is featured in this article by Axios regarding a peak and decline in high school graduates. Original source

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Cheryl Dowd Receives National Award for Educational Technology and Distance Education Policy Work

27 Jun 2024

BOULDER, Colorado — Cheryl Dowd, senior director, State Authorization Network (SAN) and WCET Policy Innovations, was recently honored with one of the highest awards of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The USDLA Eagle Award is presented to...

Rural Mental Health in the United States: 2006-2022

May 16, 2024

This volume, Rural Mental Health in the United States: 2006–2022, is the fourth in a series, first published in 1979, intended to provide an overview of the field of rural mental health and access to its literature through an annotated bibliography.

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2024 CPL Equity Award Winners

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May 13, 2024

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and WICHE announce the inaugural winners of the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Equity Awards, recognizing strategies that have been proven to put CPL in reach of key adult learner populations and/or increase their CPL credit-earning.

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Explore Our Region

Select a WICHE member on the clickable map to explore individual highlights of our long-standing partnerships. As an interstate compact, WICHE collaborates with partners across the West to share knowledge, create resources, and develop innovative solutions that address some of our society’s most pressing needs.

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