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The New York Times

The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force

Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.

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eLearningInside News

When COVID-19 Broke Out, I Was Fired, Had a Child, and Started Pursuing My Degree in Special Ed Online

Due to COVID-19, 2.4 million women have left the job force nationwide and the labor participation of women in the workforce has dropped to its lowest level since 1988.

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The Buffalo News

Another Voice: Character education matters in today's world

Horace Mann, the catalyzing force behind America’s public education system, believed so much in character development that he held its importance at the same level as academic instruction.

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Daily Press

Opinion: New program will open college doors to more veterans

College was mostly reserved for the wealthy prior to World War II. But the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, allowed millions of returning servicemen to pursue an education instead of entering the workforce.

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Unbundling And Other Untruths

A few years back, my college roommate Dave saw on Facebook that our other roommate, Alex, was staying at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Naturally, he called the front desk and asked to be connected to Alex's room.

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The Edadvocate

A New Possible Education

As we look back on the last year and a half of education during the pandemic, it is easy yet disheartening to see what a uniquely challenging time this has been for students and teachers.

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Capital Gazette

Rebecca L. Watts: For incarcerated, Pell Grants a lifeline to the future | COMMENTARY

In a recent announcement that should not be overlooked, the U.S. Department of Education recently laid the foundation for a monumental, generation-defining shift that will help people in prison successfully re-enter society.

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The EvoLLLution

Building Institutional Capacity for Microcredentials: A Framework for Innovation

As conversations about a new normal continue, it’s important for institutions to look at a microcredential framework to survive and thrive when serving the modern learner.

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NJ Spotlight

Op-Ed: Props for learning program that helps incarcerated adults re-enter society

The federal government is expanding the Second Chance Pell Grant experiment

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