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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…

  • Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

    COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed, or even worse, now …

  • Miami Dade Biotechnology Bachelor’s Degree

    Jose Thompson arrived at Miami Dade College in 2005, ready to pursue an associate degree. On a student visa from the Bahamas, his longtime dream was to go to p…

  • The Phoenix

    Here I lay on my pyre, contemplating change and my eventual rise. My rise was not certain because I was dying a slow death of isolation, shame, and the contemp…

  • 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…

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