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3 Ways Colleges Can Support Student Success
Today’s college student demographics are changing. Discover how higher education institutions can foster the success of students through training programs, support groups and research.
One Salon Owner Is Teaching Aspiring Hairstylists Gain an Edge Over the Competition
Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble is helping other stylists learn the skills they need to become successful.
Supporting Intersectional Social Justice on Campus
College campuses are working to be more inclusive of students who are learning from unique perspectives thanks to their intersectional identities.
5 Tricks to Help Foot the College Bill
Bob Collins is a financial aid executive and member of the Higher Education Committee of 50 or “Forward50,” offers advice for all students preparing to pay for their college education.
Workplace Change Spurs Growth of Adult Learning
Constantly advancing technologies and industries transformed our workforce. We will need a group to learn necessary skills, and universities must be ready to provide it for them.
Personalized Learning: Don’t Forget the Teacher
Personalized learning has revolutionized classrooms across the country. To make it most effective, we need to ensure our teachers are supported.
The Evolution of the Skills Gap Requires 21st Century Solutions
The skills gap debate inspires new technology that encourages increased communication within the labor market.
Finding the Best-Fit College for Students of All Backgrounds
For low-income students and students of color, racial and economic inequality adds an extra challenge to choosing the right school.
7 Tips to Help Pay for College
When it comes to paying for college, you have a lot of options for grants and scholarships if you are willing to put in the hard work to research and apply to them.
The 4 Core Benefits of Corporate-University Partnerships
When it comes to business, corporations and schools are intrinsically linked. Here’s how developing that relationship can benefit all sides.
Challenging 3 Stubborn Narratives About College (Un)Affordability
It’s time to reframe the way you think about paying for college, which might mean ignoring the horror stories and digging a little deeper for the truth.
Investing in Adult Education is an Economic Catalyst
Many solutions to the United States’ economic and societal issues lie within one of its greatest untapped resources – adult education.
Exploring Culinary Careers for Students in Underserved Communities
Even though the American culinary community is a welcoming one, students from communities with limited resources need guidance to get a taste of a professional life in the world of food.
Online Learning Makes Ivy League Degrees More Attainable
For many professionals looking to build a career or transition to a leadership role, a degree from a prestigious university is within reach.
High Touch Virtual Learning is Disrupting Executive Education
Leaders are looking for ways to get the skills to survive growing innovation and enhance the employer-employee connection.
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Greater Access to Higher Ed
Discover how one organization hopes to offer a new generation of students their chance at the American Dream.
Nursing and Nursing Education Need to Increase Outreach to Men
Men are a valuable and increasingly visible part of the nursing industry, but there is still room for improvement, especially when it comes to recruiting male nursing educators and minorities.
5 Creative Ways You Can Cut the Cost of College
Planning how to pay for college? The president of the Financial Planning Association offers out-of-the-box ways to help foot the bill.
What’s the True Cost of Your Student Loan?
A recent study conducted by Laurel Road highlights student debt and the financial stress associated with it as a rapidly growing issue across the nation.
Admissions Pathways in Physical Therapy
“Early Assurance” programs shore up future health care providers while assuaging the anxiety of students and applicants.
The Future Is Bright for Student Gamers After College
The stories of two college-level esports players demonstrate the exciting opportunities for gamers to flex their skills in the real world.
How the Hour of Code Can Impact Even the Youngest Learners
As the demands of the future workplace expand, so do the skills students must possess. Today, even early learners can embrace and benefit from programming thinking.
How School Counselors Are Guiding Students Towards the Future
Schools are not just meant to impart knowledge, but to prepare students for their journey through life. School counselors play a key role on helping students find the right path.
NCAA Athlete Breanna Stewart, at Home in the Locker Room and Library
The college basketball star has set records on the court with a strong work ethic that’s served her equally well in the classroom.
Witnessing the Dynamic Rise of Varsity Esports
Esports are increasing popular on college campuses. Learn how gamers are battling traditional athletic programs.
Be A Partner in Your Child’s Education from the Start
Getting involved in your child’s schoolwork and classroom can help bridge the gap between home and school and help aid scholastic success.
When Technology Isn’t Enough: Educating Teachers About Tech’s Potential
Technology can provide students with learning opportunities. To help students get the most out of technology, teachers should receive support to best implement it into their curriculum.
Planning for Your Child’s Future One Book at a Time
Reading is essential to learning and career success. Unfortunately, too many children are not given the tools to learn to read.
Why You Should Be Investing in Your Employees' Education
With a greater emphasis on supporting your workers’ adult education, you can bolster your business and hope to see a return on investment.
Improving the Tech Landscape for Women
Women are still vastly underrepresented in tech fields. Telle Whitney explores how to improve these conditions.
3 Reasons Why Employers, Colleges and Students Love Gap Years
The ways we learn and work are changing. Here’s why a gap year is becoming an increasingly valuable part of a student’s academic journey.
University Students Answer Why They Chose a Career in Health Care
A glimpse into how some students decided to embark on a career in health care and what specifically attracted them to nursing.
A Student’s Perspective on Taking a Gap Year
Don’t think your ready for a college setting, but still want to learn? We talked with one student about the unique experience a gap year can provide.
The Impact of Family Involvement at the College Level
Even though young people often move away for their college years, the support system family provides is critical to success in higher education.
How Counselors Prepare Students for Life After High School
For high school counselors, developing prepared students means going beyond academics and forging a personal bond.
Learning Fast and Often Is Your New Career Mantra
If you’re thinking of changing careers or even advancing in your current one, odds are good that you’ll need further education. But what kind?
9 Safety and Health Tips for College-Bound Women
Adjusting to life on a college campus can be a trying and confusing experience for young women. Here are nine important steps to staying safe and healthy.
The Keys to Finding the College That's the Perfect Fit
Stressed about taking the next step in your education? Take a deep breath and relax. The U.S. is home to more than 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities.
5 Things Adults Should Know Before Going Back to School
Going back to school? Millions of adults are. However, the tools aren’t the only things that have changed; here’s what you should know before you enroll as an adult learner.
Beating the Odds of College Success for Adults
There are over 36 million adults in the United States whose limited literacy, math and computer skills are well below what is expected of high school graduates and college success. Their path to postsecondary education or training often begins in adult basic education programs.
Why Higher Education Is Crucial for the Next Generation
Having a college degree is becoming increasingly important in the professional world, but higher education is about more than academics and finding a good job.
U.S. Under Secretary of Education on Supporting the “New Normal” Student
Returning students have unique life experiences and great potential to bolster our nation, if we can only remove the roadblocks to their success.
6 Master’s Degrees That Equip Teachers to Excel
Earning a master’s degree can help teachers enhance their skills, increase their salary and grow their career.
Education Secretary John B. King on Why a College Degree Is a Necessity
As more people begin to recognize the importance of higher education, preparation and support to ensure students are able to apply to college and finish their degrees are becoming critical to the education of our nation.
Getting Educated with the Experts on College Prep
There's more to being prepared for college than getting your dorm together. The experts in college prep gave us some important tips and advice on what the future of higher education holds.
Adult Nonliteracy: A Silent Epidemic
The data doesn’t lie; 36 million U.S. adults don’t read well enough to find a job, and yet funding for literacy programs has decreased in recent years. What gives?
3 Reasons You Should Consider a Master’s Degree in Engineering
Many engineers reach a pivotal point in careers where they ponder if an advanced degree will pay off. The facts suggest it does.
Learning Without Limits: John Legend’s Sound Investment
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter celebrates teachers who inspire students to be tomorrow’s innovators.
The ABCs of Preparing for the SAT and ACT
The SAT and ACT are the most common college entrance exams. Here’s what parents and students need to know to be ready for them.
The Fall of the Brogrammer: Igniting Diversity in Tech Sector
By 2020, there are expected to be 1.4 million jobs in technology and computer science. But women educated in the United States are on pace to fill only 3 percent of them.
5 Ways to Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers
The importance of manufacturing to our economic well-being is not a mystery to the manufacturing industry. But how can we get today’s youth to see the value of a manufacturing career?
Lowering the Barriers that Keep Students from Attending College
Institutions are working to provide more students with access to a high quality education.
Educating the Next Generation of Innovators and Problem Solvers
Demand for STEM undergraduates is increasing not only in traditional STEM sectors but also in jobs once filled by non-STEM majors.
Creating Opportunity for the Next Generation of Thinkers
How a nonprofit organization is providing training and laying the foundation for the next generation of manufacturing gurus.
Just In Time: Making an MBA Work for You
There are always plenty of excuses that keep you from pursuing your career goals, but not every MBA program is built in such a way that it would come between you and your obligations.
Closing the Gap: Encouraging More Women to Tackle Tech
The current lack of gender diversity in technology will hinder our ability to innovate and meet society’s changing needs.
From Rucksack to Backpack: A Veteran’s Transition to Higher Education
Veterans often have a hard time connecting with other students and do not readily find themselves part of a visible cohort on campus.
21st Century Learning: The Ongoing Experience of Education
It is time to envision the future of education, not as a place, but as a learning continuum of experiences from cradle to career.
Make Art, Transform Lives: The Importance of Art Education
Many schools are cutting back or eliminating their art programs due to budget constraints. However, countless studies have demonstrated the immeasurable benefits of art education.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Thrive in the Classroom
To remain competitive, businesses depend on a highly qualified workforce prepared for jobs in the 21
century. This means preparing students with the skills they need to thrive in today’s workforce.
The T Student: Where Business Principles and Design Thinking Meet
In an ever-changing economy, there has never been a more pivotal moment for teachers and universities to examine the ways in which we cultivate critical thinking among our students.
Answering the Call: Helping Veterans Return to School
Many veterans are coming out of their military career unsure of where or how to launch their civilian lives. For many, it will start with furthering their education.
Why We Need the #ILookLikeAnEngineer Movement
The idea of giving a human face to the struggles surrounding diversity in tech has struck a much larger chord than anyone could have imagined.
Drawing a Digital Future: What Young Creatives Need to Know
Four veterans of digital media consider the present and future state of its job field, as well as what kids considering the career path should take into account.
Leveraging Open Education Resources to Improve Learning Outcomes
To personalize learning, educators across the nation are developing and using open education resources in K-12 education.
Shooting to Win: Jay Bilas on the Importance of Continuing Education
ESPN personality Jay Bilas has numerous accolades to his name: basketball analyst, NCAA star, lawyer. The accomplishment he’s most proud of? His commitment to education.
One Size Does Not Fit All: The Bold Future of Higher Education
Will 2015 be the year we say goodbye to costly burdensome textbooks for good? Technology is playing a major role in the changing face of higher education.
Leading Change, Advancing Health: The Changing Face of Nursing
Students can advance their careers in one of the most in-demand professions, thanks to the growth of online
Lifelong Learning: Access, Quality, Experience
How we can tap into the power of distance learning to improve higher education and workforce performance.
Distance Learning: The Future of Education
Online learning not only diminishes geographical boundaries, but also offers students flexibility.
Integrating Learning Into The Busy Lives of Society
Mediaplanet sat down with Tom Mackey and Tai Arnold of SUNY Empire State College to talk about the changing face of higher education.
Sir John Daniel: 'Access to Higher Education Is Potentially Universal.'
Sir John Daniel, Senior Advisor, Academic Partnerships, one of the world's premier practitioners and thinkers in technology mediated and distance learning, addresses the state of online education today.
Exploiting the Power of Technology to Reap the Benefits of Effective Learning
At a time when the half-life of knowledge is six to 18 months, continuous learning is the cornerstone of career success.
“Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Call to Reinvest in the Arts
Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls how teaching affected his life before making it big and why he’s fighting for arts education.
Asking the Experts on College Readiness
Getting ready for higher education can be daunting. To help you through, we asked our panel of college prep experts for some wisdom on testing, financial aid and more.
Career-Specific Educations Launch Careers and Keep Companies Competitive
General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz weighs in on career-bolstering education and why modern employers should prioritize it in their workers.
Military Veterans Want You to Consider Certificate Programs
Experts from an array of military veterans discuss how certificate programs helped them transition to civilian life.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Talks Staying on Top of Health Care
Mediaplanet chatted with Stacey Cuomo, a student enrolled in Seton Hall University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, about clinical practice, time management and disease education.
Actress Megan Fox on Gender Neutral Children: Let Them Be Who They Are
Don’t label a child. Love and nurture them instead. That’s actress Megan Fox’s message to parents and educators about raising gender-neutral kids.
Inside the Rise of Flexible, Practical Higher Education Solutions
In an ever-changing corporate environment, companies are looking to higher education to close the education gap with practical, flexible education solutions.
Have You Started Saving for Your Child’s Education?
Meredith Barnhart, the director of communications for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, advises parents on proven ways to overcome the challenges of college financial planning.
An Affordable College Degree Could Be Just a Click Away
Tuition rates are rising, but it’s still possible to graduate without a mountain of debt. One option to consider? Online learning.
Why More Adult Learners Are Opting for Online Education
Gene Murray, the VP of business development at Wiley Education Services, explains how online institutions are working to meet the needs of a growing adult learning population.
Yes, Your College Textbooks Can Be Affordable
Low-cost course materials aren’t a myth; they’re part of today’s reality in campus retail, rooted in a mission of driving access and affordability.
A Bank Executive Shares 6 Make-or-Break Student Loan Tips
Barbara Thomas schools borrowers on the severity of America's student debt problem and offers advice on saving thousands by repaying student loans early.
Early Planning Is Crucial in the Battle to Avoid Student Debt
It's estimated that the cost to attend an institute of higher learning will double by 2030. Getting a head start on savings can ease the financial blow.
What Happened to the Affordable College Option?
Imagine a store filled with goods that everyone you trust suggests you buy, but after comparing prices with your budget and coupons, you realize you can’t actually afford any of them.
5 Ways to Advance the Public Good for Low-Income Students
How can the nation make college more affordable and ensure it continues to be “the great equalizer” that lifts low-income people, particularly students of color and immigrants, out of poverty?
4 Reasons You Should Invest in a 529 Plan Today
As college costs continue to rise, families are taking advantage of the tax benefits and favorable financial aid treatment offered by 529 plans.
Your Beginner’s Guide to 3 Federal Financial Aid Programs
Not sure where to start when it comes to paying for your college education? Take a look at three federal programs that could be the right fit for your finances.
Experts in the Higher Education Space Sound Off on the Issue of Affordability
A panel of education experts share insights into the college affordability crisis and suggest simple steps anyone can take to manage the costs of education.
How Chandler Kinney Is Prepping for Her New Role as a College Freshman
Landing a hit TV show was a dream come true for the young actress, but now she has her sights set on a different career move: pursuing a college degree.
7 Expert Tips to Make College a Financial Reality
Consider this your financial starter guide to planning for your — or your child’s — bright college career.
An Early Education Promise That Delivers Rich Rewards
The daunting cost of college is proven to diminish early aspirations for low-income students. But there’s a program that could help.
8 Myths About the FAFSA Form and Applying for Financial Aid
Here are some common myths — and the real scoop — about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
4 Men in Nursing Discuss How Education Impacted Their Careers
Four men in the nursing industry share how their education has prepared them for challenging and diverse careers in a field they love.
Professional Chefs Talk About How Culinary School Changed Their Careers
Eight chefs share insight on entering the professional culinary world.
A Discussion on What Adult Education Brings To the Table
The experts explain the benefits and challenges of continuing your education, ranging from collaboration to flexibility.
Experts Talk the Benefits of Attending Culinary School
Three experts share their experience attending culinary programs, as well as advice for those wondering whether a food industry career is right for them.
Some College, But No Degree? It’s Time to Go Back!
Millions of American college students become “stop-outs,” due to the many things life throws at people. The country however, has not decided to give up on them just yet, and these programs prove that.
How A Single Mother Overcame Adversity and Became a Successful Engineer
A journey of single motherhood and multiple universities lead a woman onto strong engineering career and community. She reflects on what lead her to what is now her final moments as an engineer.
Lifelong Learning is the Springboard to a Successful Career
While earning a degree is certainly a great start towards a meaningful and prosperous career, it does not guarantee success, nor does it mean one should ease up on the learning process.
How Parents and Schools Can Provide Students With Education on Personal Finance
For the sake of our children and for the good of our economy, let’s teach personal finance like these kids’ futures depend on it — because they do.
Overcoming Obstacles When Applying for Federal Financial Aid
We asked John B. King, Former United States Secretary of Education and CEO of the Education Trust, for some advice on what obstacles students might face when applying for college and how they can graduate successfully with less debt.
What Will It Take to Close Achievement Gaps in Higher Education?
Exploring financial aid and application options are key to improving access to higher education for minority students.
Receiving the Support Needed to Succeed
First-hand accounts from students can be the most valuable tools we have for discovering just how much diversity impacts the college experience.
How Four-Year Colleges Impact First-Generation Student Success
New analysis highlights key findings and best practices for how four-year colleges can support students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Debunking the Myths About Trade School Students
Two carpentry students reflect on the advantages of attending a two-year technical school.
Credentials: Measuring Skills in Today's Workforce
The 21st century workforce depends on credentials to measure skills, making collaboration between education and industry more essential than ever.
How General Assembly Is Helping Spread the Skills of the Future
General Assembly is attempting to help individuals advance their careers through further education.
Understanding the Mindset of the Adult Learner
Going back to school as an adult can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be.
Research: Who Pursues Additional Education and Why
Pursuing an advanced degree is an individual choice that factors in lifestyle, potential career options and advancement and necessary credentials.
Understanding the Positive Effects of Continuing Education
We asked continuing education students about their experiences in their programs. Here’s what they had to say.
How to Bring More Women Into Tech
Women have always been good at it, and it’s high time that young girls knew it.
5 Reasons to Consider a Rewarding Career in Residential Construction
Construction offers an alternative opportunity to traditional degree-driven careers.
Tips for Reaching Girls in STEM Classes
Girls are capable of mastering STEM and technology if they're given these tools to thrive.
Meet the Multi-Generational Adult Learner
Nontraditional students are changing higher education and the way they earn degrees.
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