“The Obama Administration [today] announced a new pilot program to accelerate and evaluate innovation through partnerships between colleges and universities and non-traditional providers of education in order to equip more Americans with the skills, knowledge, and training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) Experimental Sites Initiative
Abstract: The Department of Education (the Department) is requesting this new information collection package to provide for a series of questions that are components of the selection process for a new Federal Student Aid experimental site project. The Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) project is being undertaken in order to advance the Department’s understanding of how to best increase access to high quality innovative programs in higher education. An invitation to participate and an explanation of this proposed experimental site was published separately in the Federal Register. This experimental site project is designed to explore ways to increase access for low-income students to high-quality innovate programs in higher education through the engagement of institutions of higher education (IHEs) with non-IHE providers and quality assurance entities that can develop new quality assurance processes for student and taxpayer protection. The data and information collected can provide valuable guidance for the Department in determining future policy in these areas.
More data collection to provide more information on how to equip more Americans with more jobs so that the “hedgehogs” can make more money.
Our government is spending our valuable education dollars to collect data instead of providing every child in America with an excellent education.
When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education delivered by knowledgeable, caring, dedicated adults, in neighborhood schools and small class sizes, it will no longer be necessary to require funding to “figure out” how best to educate our children.
When every child in America is taught to discover, develop, and direct their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens, we will no longer require more, we will achieve success.
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