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College costs drive record number of high school kids to start early ~ Hechinger Report

College costs drive record number of high school kids to start early ~ Hechinger Report | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Jon Marcus

summary by Carnegie Perspectives


"A record number of students are getting a head start on college credits while in high school, cutting costs, and speeding toward degrees as quickly as possible. In addition to taking AP tests or dual enrollment courses, students are receiving college credit for life experiences, or skipping their senior years to attend early colleges. Some 1.3 million students took dual enrollment classes in 2010-11, according to federal data -- a 67% increase since 2003."

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The Road to Transformative Learning in higher education (3 part strategy)

The Road to Transformative Learning in higher education (3 part strategy) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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"Higher education institutions are convinced that online learning isn’t just an attractive complement to traditional instruction — it’s often part of a core educational strategy that is fundamentally reshaping how they compete for students and achieve success. But even long-term veterans of online learning acknowledge that campuses must navigate a host of stumbling blocks, including underperforming support systems and digital content that doesn’t meet the needs of today’s students. What’s required is a three-part strategy that covers technology, curriculum and content planning, and professional development. This Center for Digital Education white paper explains how to begin this transformative process to bring a successful online learning environment to your campus."

 


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College Enrollment Falls as Economy Recovers | NY Times

College Enrollment Falls as Economy Recovers | NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Richard Perez-Pena

 

"College enrollment fell 2 percent in 2012-13, the first significant decline since the 1990s, but nearly all of that drop hit for-profit and community colleges; now, signs point to 2013-14 being the year when traditional four-year, nonprofit colleges begin a contraction that will last for several years. The college-age population is dropping after more than a decade of sharp growth, and many adults who opted out of a forbidding job market and went back to school during the recession have been drawn back to work by the economic recovery.

 

"Hardest hit are likely to be colleges that do not rank among the wealthiest or most prestigious, and are heavily dependent on tuition revenue, raising questions about their financial health — even their survival."

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Image caption: "Carissa Marston and Kavin Keller prepare dorms for an incoming class comprising one-third fewer students than expected."

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