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The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Edge: This Online Giant Is Just Getting Started

Western Governors University celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, a good moment to look at how far it’s come — and, more importantly, where it’s headed.

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Our Labor Market Infrastructure Is Ancient: 3 Key Investments To Unlock Opportunity

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Inside Higher Ed

Old Wine in a New Bottle

Perhaps you remember the parable described in Matthew 9:17, about the danger of placing new wine in an old bottle. The parable’s lesson: innovating within an existing institution is likely to fail. Instead, transformational change needs to take place in a new organization.

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'We don't have enough nurses.' Health care staffing shortages continue across Michigan

Since the start of the pandemic, Michigan continues to see a surge in patients. But hospitals are unable to meet the rising demand due to a nursing shortage, an issue the 7 Action News team highlighted in July.

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Rio Grande Guardian

Battles: Just because WGU is online, it doesn’t mean we’re not part of South Texas community

The new chancellor of Western Governors University Texas has reaffirmed her institution’s “huge” commitment to South Texas.

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Lehigh Valley Live

Adult students hold key to Lehigh Valley’s 21st century workforce potential | Opinion

President Biden’s recent trip to the Lehigh Valley and Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit last month to Easton underscored a desire to improve the quality of life experienced in the region by revitalizing local communities for the 21st century and fostering economic prosperity for residents.

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Open Campus Media

A college-wide approach to accelerating student careers

One of the more promising models for helping lower-income and underrepresented college students transition to the workforce, Braven, is poised to achieve an elusive milestone in the college-to-career space: scale.

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WGU Missouri: Perfect fit for veterans

Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri, with details about their special opportunities for those who have served our country, plus the more about what separates them from other higher education institutions.

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The Missouri Times

DESE unveils new recruitment initiative amid teacher shortage

As the nation grapples with a teacher shortage, Missouri is reaching out to the next generation of educators through a new recruitment platform.

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