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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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CCR: College & Career Readiness or Creedence Clearwater Revival? Jul 9, 2022

College and career readiness (CCR) is way off balance, with states and school districts privileging college over career and apprenticeship.

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Healthcare Licensing Hellscape Jun 24, 2022

Requiring licensure for entry-level/low-risk healthcare professions and then adding a degree requirement is a Russian nested doll of bad decisions.

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TikTok U Jun 10, 2022

As video has replaced text as Gen Z’s medium of choice, publishers, courseware developers, colleges, and K-12 leaders must prioritize video-enabled learning.

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Trust Gap: Why Starbucks Is Unionizing But Amazon Isn’t May 27, 2022

Large employers of frontline workers are in a better position than unions and colleges to help close the trust gap for dislocated and disaffected Americans.

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Full-Stack Writing May 13, 2022

Becoming full-stack writing institutions will allow colleges to answer student concerns about employability while remaining honest about the technical/digital and (other) business skills academic institutions aren’t well positioned to address.

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