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  • 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…

  • Listening to Learners: What Non-Completers Have to Tell Us About Education Policy

    Policymakers recognize that to remain competitive in a global, tech-enabled world, the United States will need an ever more educated and skilled population. Fo…

  • Adults Completing Degrees—How Tackling A Persistent Problem Creates New Value

    The urgency to integrate adult learners into national and regional economic growth plans is—finally—tangible. Colleges and universities are reporting lower enr…

  • Working Americans Want “Equal Time” in the Presidential Debates about Higher Education

    The working men and women of Iowa would like some “equal time” in the higher education debates currently crisscrossing their state as presidential candidates s…

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