By Lauren Ford, Biden Foundation Fellow for Higher Education In December 2017, I was forwarded a job description through an […]
Jill Biden praised Apprentice School graduates for “doing work worth doing”
The nation’s former second lady heralded the graduating class from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School on Saturday — praising them for making the ships that “depart the safety of this harbor to change the world.”
LONG BEACH—Achieving the Dream is teaming up with the Biden Foundation to spearhead a bold, new initiative called “Community College Women Succeed,” aimed at helping adult women learners — including single parents — succeed and complete community college…
By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education This year I was honored to be selected as one of five […]
By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education The Institute for International Education recently hosted its annual gala to promote […]
By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education From preschool to college, August and September is “Back to School” season. […]
By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education I remember receiving my acceptance letter from Xavier University (OH), how excited […]
At Carpenters Middle School in Blount County, exercise and reading go hand in hand. Nearly 200 students participate in the “Pedal Power” program, spending 20 minutes a day reading a book they select while riding a recumbent bike.
Students say that when they are physically active while they learn, they notice a difference…
Former U.S. second lady Jill Biden visited Milwaukee on Friday, May 12th. She is the keynote speaker at MATC’s spring commencement ceremony — and also wanted to check out the college’s “Promise Program” for free tuition.
As the Obama administration approaches its conclusion, everyone from the president to his policy analysts are searching for ways to preserve and shore up the work they’ve done in the past eight years. For Jill Biden, perhaps nothing has been more important, save her work with military service members, during her tenure as second lady than highlighting the role community colleges play in helping men and women, young and old, achieve whatever their version of the American Dream looks like.