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Understanding the College Enrollment Drop

Two national experts explore why community colleges have lost students, whether and when enrollments are likely to start climbing again, and how institutions should respond.

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The Commercial Appeal

Changing workforce requires new skills and flexible approaches to learning | Opinion

Today’s rapidly changing workforce requires a shift in learning.

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Think with Google

Why supporting nontraditional learning and career paths is simply smart business

During the pandemic, my family and I went down a DIY rabbit hole. We learned a whole new set of skills, like how to make pasta from scratch, fix leaky faucets, and tie-dye T-shirts.

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WRDW

McDonald’s seeks to hire 7,000 new employees across Greater Carolinas

Local McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Carolinas said they are looking to hire roughly 7,000 new employees this summer.

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Kent Reporter

Nearly 1,500 WGU students to attend graduation at T-Mobile Park

Western Governors University (WGU) will celebrate the largest commencement in the university’s 25-year history this weekend as more than 10,000 students and guests gather Saturday, July 16 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle for commencement ceremonies.

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Diverse Issues

Should Short-Term, Online Programs Get Pell Grants?

As part of the Bipartisan Innovation Act, Congress is weighing an amendment to expand Pell Grant eligibility to short-term programs—or those as short as eight weeks and no longer than 15 weeks.

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Forbes

Higher Education Must Invest In Students, Not The Other Way Around

Too often, the “value” of a college degree is misconstrued to be synonymous with its cost.

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Inside Higher Ed

Saint Leo’s Sudden, Quiet Change at the Top

President of four years departs with no notice at Roman Catholic university that has endured failed merger and seen enrollment drop by more than a third since 2015.

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The EvoLLLution

E-Quality Means Equality: Why Online Students Deserve the Same Practices as On Campus

As online classes soared in popularity over the last few years, accessibility in higher ed reached an all-time high.

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The Washington Post

More workers without degrees are landing jobs. Will it last?

The increasing availability of good jobs for those without degrees coincides with challenges for traditional higher education

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