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Skills-Based Hiring Is Like Pornography Jan 21, 2023

“I know it when I see it” describes the current approach to skills-based hiring.

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Edtech Enters Its Golden Age Jan 6, 2023

2023 is the first year it will be impossible to imagine education without education technology.

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The Alternative To College Is… (Drumroll Please) Dec 17, 2022

An alternative to college strategy is unlikely to succeed unless there’s a clear alternative to support

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Yale And Harvard Fly Private Dec 2, 2022

Higher education is trifurcating into poor, rich, and super-rich, with opting out of rankings an indicator of the latter.

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Love’s Learnings Lost Nov 19, 2022

K-12 leaders need to get serious about combatting Covid learning loss.

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College Before Work = Cart Before Horse Nov 11, 2022

It’s time to reverse the high school to college to work order we’ve had for the past 50 years.

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Abolish Career Services Oct 28, 2022

Because students now have access to Handshake and its network of 750,000 companies, career services has an illusion of progress. That’s career services theater

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Are There Candidates For This Job On Mars? Oct 14, 2022

Hiring managers should look for technosignatures: is there something in a candidate’s “atmosphere” that demonstrates an aptitude to quickly master technical skills?

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Don’t Stack New Credentials, Staple Them Sep 29, 2022

Rather than the muddled stacking we're currently seeing, it would be more productive to simply staple new credentials to something solid, like degrees or jobs.

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The Brian Epsteins Of Apprenticeship Sep 16, 2022

If we want apprenticeship to become a viable alternative to hard-to-afford, hard-to-complete degrees, it's time to start funding actual apprenticeships rather than community colleges.

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