Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was amid a major equity crisis. For decades there have been barriers that continue to create disproportionate access and wide gaps in educational attainment for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
A new Policy Brief from Credential Engine explores how access to better credential information can be a useful tool for equity. States, policymakers, and leaders should actively work to eliminate barriers that hinder the ability for BIPOC to take advantage of their options, and this brief offers various tips and state examples to inform policy and practice.
Five state leadership organizations and five workforce, education and data advocacy/technical assistance experts have come together to build awareness, understanding, and demand for how policy can integrate credential transparency into education and workforce development state strategies. This brief is one amongst a series of policy briefs that explore the ways that credential transparency can be supported, integrated, and leveraged within states.
Members of the State Policy Partnership include:
For more information on the State Policy Partnership or Credential Transparency, please contact Scott Cheney, CEO of Credential Engine, at 202.257.0279 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general inquiries please contact email@example.com.