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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, in which readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. Related: Test prep to get into vocational education?

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. Thorsett is the president of Willamette University at a time the higher education sector is grappling with a historic enrollment decline and financial challenges that cry out not for incremental change, but for radical solutions. He and others in higher education have been actively searching for concrete ways to rebuild enrollment and produce much-needed revenue. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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CHICAGO — By Marquell Brown’s count, he has been locked up “roughly 42 times” since 2009. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Just eight states provided both comparable educational and comparable vocational services.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

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Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and the city’s Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson hope to raise a million dollars for the “ Learn. Even though the unemployment rate has improved in the last decade, the class of 2016 joined “a sizable backlog of unemployed college graduates” dating back to 2009, the study found. Real innovation would oblige companies and colleges to see themselves as the 13th and 14th grades. Read more about education in New Orleans.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Georgia State is encouraging students like Robinson to change their majors in an effort to address one of the most debilitating problems in higher education: low graduation rates. Companies saw a business opening to soak up these foundation grants.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Through their efforts, along with those of other outside arts organizations, they are introducing theater to more and younger participants, at an age when education experts say children are especially poised to benefit from it. Related: Can testing save arts education? Around 2009, Lee learned about the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, where students from across the country gather for three days to compete, take workshops and nerd out over musical theater.