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Dallas County Promise: Leveraging Ed-Fi Technology for College & Career Readiness

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Dallas County is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country, yet the number of people living in poverty has increased 42% over the last 15 years. 65% of our living-wage jobs require an education beyond high school. But only 37% of adults in Dallas County have a two-year or four-year degree. Enter the Ed-Fi Data Standard.

Training Engineers to Spot Opportunity and Impact

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The KEEN National Conference brings together a diverse group of higher education engineering faculty and leadership to explore how entrepreneurial mindsets can better prepare engineering students for the future of work. Learn more here.

Rethinking the College Pipeline: Leading University Gains Youth Badging Platform

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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG recently announced they're merging to "build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S." In this post, Tom explores what this means for the future of learning and work.

How to Give Better Advice to High School Students about College and Careers

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The Gates Foundation took on the challenge of improving postsecondary advising with the goal of improving advice for students at all achievement levels. Learn more here:

105 Podcasts You Should Check Out

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At the start of a new school year, we think podcasts are a great way to continue learning and stay engaged. So grab your headphones or sync the bluetooth, and get ready to listen and learn--here is our list of favorite podcasts you should check out to support your learning.

Digitally Preparing for a New Generation of Students

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By: Kanuj Malhotra. How can Higher Education Institutions' help set up Generation Z for success?

My Daugther Just Graduated HS: 5 Game-Changing Reasons I’m Most Proud of Her Accomplishment Earning a CTE Certification

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By: Robyn Bagley. While I am certainly proud of her traditional AP and concurrent enrollment accomplishments, I am most proud of her achievement in earning her industry aligned CNA certification. Here are 5 game-changing reasons why.

How Faster + Cheaper Alternatives Will Replace Most of HigherEd

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While everything else is becoming faster and cheaper in the world, education is not. Tom shares insights on Ryan Craig's new book, A New U.

Boosting Career Readiness in Dallas

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When less than 10% of Dallas County 8th graders from 2006 went on to complete college, community leaders set out to find a better way. Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort to help a community move forward to solve the talent gap through equitable college completion and job training.

10 Corporate and Higher Education Examples of Competency-Based Programs

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The initiatives highlighted in this post are interesting and forward-leaning examples of ways that employers and higher education providers are designing competency-based programs.

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