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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • One Student at a Time

    Higher education has served an important role in facilitating national, state, local, and household well-being and prosperity. However, as we scan today’s mark…

  • 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…

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