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Should Skills Training Replace Higher Education?

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Here are four new rules for today's high school students who are considering their next move to college or career.

Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning

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The largest effort to make high school more valuable—to young people and their communities—is underway in the six-county, two-state Kansas City metro area.

Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice

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In the last post of this series, Tom Vander Ark and the Getting Smart team identify seven new rules for choosing college (or not).

How to Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys

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In the second post of this series, Tom Vander Ark delivers seven key strategies to achieving higher education success.

Leading the Show What You Know Revolution: Digital Credentials From Credly

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With a mission is to connect people to opportunities based on their talents, Credly is leading the way by offering digital credentials that are flexible, portable and meaningful ways to communicate capabilities.

Engineering Good in the World

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The Humanitarian Engineering (HE) program at the Colorado School of Mines brings together engineering and social science professors to transform the ways engineers are taught to think, define and solve problems with communities.

Promoting Pathways to Good Jobs: Strada Education Network

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National non-profit, Strada Education Network, focuses on adult learners, underrepresented populations, low-income and first-generation students through increased career preparation that lie in high-demand career pathways. Tom shares their focused path to supporting the future of work.

The Critical Role of Universities to Address the Leadership Gap Among Women and Minorities

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By: Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin. Universities committed to empowering women and underrepresented minorities can build a diverse faculty and administration, promote inclusion and empowerment among all students, and address biases within and outside the classroom.

Guided Pathways and Meta-Majors

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David Ross discusses how guided pathways and meta-majors programs are being adopted in community colleges and four-year universities and showing broad-scale benefits of such support.

College Unbound Helps Working Adults Earn Fast Affordable Degrees

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Offering courses, field studies, and project work to help students develop career-ready skills, College Unbound continues to provide a student-centered approach to help first-generation low-income working adults complete a college degree. Learn more on the blog.

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