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Posts tagged with ‘higher ed’

  • How having a college education can add a decade or more

    By jennifer jennifer on March 21, 2016
    That there are gaps in the life expectancies between different groups is very well known – but what about the effect of education on how long people are expected to live? In new research, Isaac Sasson looks at the effects of having a college education on the life spans of different groups. He writes that white women with a college […]
  • What Do Americans Think About Access to Education

    By jennifer jennifer on March 10, 2016
    People support expanding pre-school for kids, but when it comes to free, public higher education, opinions split along more familiar political lines.   Americans continue to see expanding access to education as the best strategy for widening opportunity in the modern economy, but remain conflicted as to whether to extend that commitment to dramatically widening the pathway to higher education, […]
  • Benefits of Online Learning

    By jennifer jennifer on March 8, 2016
    Among the great benefits of online education is the ability to review content over and over. The human mind has a tendency to drift in and out of focus, which makes it hard to retain all of the information in a traditional class. With online learning, materials can be reviewed multiple times to reinforce concepts. Also worth mentioning is the […]
  • The future of coding bootcamps

    By jennifer jennifer on March 7, 2016
    There isn’t enough independent information about bootcamps The motivation for this investor’s inquiry was the perception on his part that there is so little serious reporting or research on bootcamps, which I think he’s right about.   Consider some of the questions I raised two years ago:   Does this model only work for the cream of the crop, or […]
  • 5 questions to ask yourself before dropping a class

    By jennifer jennifer on March 3, 2016
    So you’re falling behind — way behind — in one of your classes. In fact, you’ve fallen so far behind you’re thinking it might be a good idea to drop it altogether. Maybe the class is too demanding, you don’t get along with your professor, or you simply don’t like the subject matter of the course.   Whatever your reasons […]
  • 5 Ways To Tell You Are in The Right Career

    By jennifer jennifer on February 26, 2016
    We all want a rewarding job or career. If you love what you do you never work a day in your life. With the average American spending 9-10 hours a day at work ad 40-50 a week, it would be rewarding to find a job where you aren’t miserable.   According to a 2012 report released by Gallup, there are […]


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