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Posted on May 23, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Education Reform | Comments (0)

Change moves quickly today. Technology that was hot just a few years ago is passé now; sites that were hot just a few months ago can struggle for visitors. Viral videos last for days and the news cycle is less than 24 hours long.   The way we consume information is being revolutionized faster than I can type this sentence, but education continues to move at a snail’s pace. That doesn’t mean, of course, that change isn’t coming. In fact, in man ways, it’s already begun:   Consider these facts:   77% of colleges offer online courses ... More
 
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Posted on Feb 24, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Education Reform | Comments (0)

In his January 24th State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned keeping a College Scorecard, in which the Department of Education would publish important statistics about colleges, including tuition, average student loan debts and graduation employment rates.   We’re happy the government is attempting to make these financial facts available to students and their families, but as with any new proposal, it poses certain problems worth considering.   3 Things to Consider for the College Scorecard   What does the name mean? Will there be new facts? ... More
 
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