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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…

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Women and STEM Education

Earlier this year, Claire Topalian wrote for Business 2 Community about the importance of making IT jobs more attractive for women. With everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook on down lamenting our shortcomings in improving gender representation in the STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) fields, it is clear…

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The Future of Jobs is Now

A recent report from the Pew Research Center took a close look at The State of American Jobs. Pew’s findings reinforced what many who have committed themselves to helping today’s students prepare for the careers – and lives – of tomorrow have long known. Employment…

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A $10-Million #STEM Job

Here at ERCA, we regularly talk about the importance of STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) skills for a successful future. So what if STEM literacy could help you secure a job paying $10 million a year? Over at Glass Door, Amy Elisa Jackson recently wrote on the growing…