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  • A Second Chance at Higher Education

    Growing up in a low socioeconomic area in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by gangs, violence, and drugs, I never thought that college was a place for me. Instead,…

  • Rethinking PLA: The Urgency of Counting Prior Learning

    As the country works toward economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least 10 million unemployed Americans, many of whom are lookin…

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have to decide between a pack of binders or a pack of …

  • It’s Past Due for Online Education Students and Programs To Be Appreciated

    Starting in the 1990s—which is a relatively long time ago for me and many Millenials (I went to elementary school in the ‘90s!)—the budding pathway of distance…

  • A New Model for Adult Learners

    Nearly half of the American higher education population consists of working adults—over age 24, attending college part time, and balancing family, work, and sc…

  • Remember the Working Adult College Student

    According to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the fall 2019 college enrollment included 12.5 million students under age 25 and 7.4 million students 2…

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