Author: ERCA

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Spotlighting CTE Data

Recently, the Philanthropy Roundtable published a book, Learning to Be Useful, for funders on the value of career and technical education investment. By offering a collection of user-friendly data points, understanding of how to develop strong CTE programs, and spotlighting programs that are “doing it…

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Teachers as Lifelong Learners

Recently, HarvardX and MITx released a study finding that more than half of all massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered are taken by classroom teachers. That should come as no surprise to most educators, as they constantly seek to improve their teaching and show…

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Investing in Career Pathways

In a recent effort, the Bridgespan Group released a series of reports looking at how donors could invest $1 billion to expand economic opportunity across the United States. One of those reports examined the impact such an investment in career pathways could have. As EdSurge…

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Student Needs, Aspirations in Alabama

We often hear about transfer agreements between two-year colleges and four-year universities, guaranteeing that classes taken at the former count for college credit at the latter. These agreements have resulted in more and more college students beginning their postsecondary educations at community colleges, providing a…

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The True Costs of College

For many families, the actual costs of postsecondary education can be a bit confusing. Tuition and fees. Part-time or full-time student. In state or out. Commuter or residential student. Public or private institution. Despite ongoing efforts to provide clear databases for families and students to…