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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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Yale In Houston Sep 2, 2022

Brand college is damaged and it's likely we're too far down the path for non-selective colleges to change minds.

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Building A Digital Ladder Aug 20, 2022

The reason rage and resentment have become so pervasive is that while nearly all Americans are consumers of digital technology, a sizable proportion are shut out from the production side. Which means not recognizing the future because they don’t see themselves in it.

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I Was Wrong About Microsoft And Google Aug 5, 2022

In this era of digital transformation, self-paced online courses are just like textbooks: necessary but insufficient.

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Stop The Shouts Of Burnout Jul 22, 2022

Why are college faculty and deans complaining about burnout when their jobs are probably too good to be true?

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