CHERE Director David Johnston discussed the upcoming Student Debt and Financial Aid conference on Waterbury radio station WATR on March 25. The conference was rescheduled due to weather predictions and was held on April 17. Veterantalk show host Larry Rifkin and Johnston discussed some of the critical issues faced by students in financing their education, and the long-term ramifications – a preview of the upcoming conference.Read More
NEW DATE – APRIL 17! The next CHERE conference will explore innovative strategies to address student debt and financial aid – an increasingly challenging issue facing schools, students and families in Connecticut and nationwide. The featured speaker for the program will be Sandy Baum, independent policy analyst for The College Board and Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.Read More
David Johnston of the Connecticut-based Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) has been selected as a 2013 Angels in Adoption award recipient. The award is given on behalf of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to those who have demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in need of permanent, loving homes.Read More
“First-Year Experience: What Works and Why” will be the focus when Housatonic Community College hosts a day-long workshop sponsored by the Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence on September 27 in Bridgeport.
The reasons for the less-than-ideal retention and graduation rates in Connecticut and nationally are many and complex: