Education

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Career Paths for Educators

With all the talk about career ladders for current educators, the focus remains largely on how excellent classroom teachers can become terrific school principals or administrators. The assumption is that those who excel in the classroom will naturally want to excel in the building as…

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To Succeed in College

We all know that there are very real facts that can prevent an individual from earning a college degree. From prohibitive costs to geographic barriers, there are many reasons why one will fail to earn a postsecondary degree. But there are also several reasons that…

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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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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…