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Making opportunity equal. A new program called the Leadership Enterprise for Diverse America is offering students a chance to go to some of the best universities in the country. The program gives students from 60 high schools in inner city and rural areas academic tutoring and application assistance as well as advising through the four years of college. (PBS News Hour, YouTube)
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Technical degrees, certificates, apprenticeships, and other postsecondary offerings that can be earned in two years (or less) often carry a negative stigma, as if the careers they prepare students for are somehow “less than” those afforded through a four-year degree. The stigma has plagued the growth and development of these programs when, in reality, they can be a sure ticket to a stable, middContinue Reading »
Higher education is haunted by a formula, which goes something like this: P/R=G.
The P stands for student preparation, broadly defined — the combination of innate ability and elementary-school and secondary-school preparation that students bring to college. Imagine those attributes normalized on a scale going from 0 to 1, with 1 describing the smartest, most well-educated student in the Continue Reading »