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Continuing Education

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

Encouraging Adult College Completion

Noël Harmon | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

There has been a strong focus in recent years to increase the number of adults who earn a postsecondary degree and among them, a special interest in adults who already have some college or credential.

Motivated By Tragedy, 52-Year-OId Dropout Graduates With Honors From UCLA

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.10.2012 | Fifty

Later when I brought up the school’s admission page, all I saw was “Congratulations.” I ran into the room I was about to teach in and I told my students ... tears started rolling down my face.

Training The Next Generation Of Skilled Tradespersons

Stephen A. Shelton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Stephen A. Shelton

We are currently in need of the next generation of tradespersons. With the nation's current unemployment rate above 8 percent, there is an opportunity to start training a qualified workforce for the recovery of our economy.

Beyond Information Transfer: An Initiation Into Lifelong Learning

Michael Roth | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Our campuses should be places where diversity leads to learning as students come to see differences among people as a deep resource for solving problems and seeking opportunities. Online education can complement this educational environment. But it does not replace the need for it.

For A Stroke Survivor, An Unexpected First Day Of School

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Before Dan's first day of school, we checked the bus schedule a million times. He chose his clothes the night before and prepared the items in his new messenger bag. As the bus pulled away, I got a reassuring smile from the bus driver. Was the twinge in my stomach so obvious?

'Going Back to College at 60 Was the Best Thing I've Ever Done'

Michele Willens | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When I decided to return to college at 60, most of my friends had two reactions: "I wish I could go back and enjoy it more this time," closely followed by, "I can't remember anything anymore!"

Why We Marched in Sacramento

Chucho Mendoza | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Chucho Mendoza

The headline in this week's news, "Harvard Now Cheaper Than Cal State," may have shocked many across the country. But for California's families and students, it reflects the reality of millions who have struggled for years with the rising cost of higher education.

Euclid Again

Lynne Bundesen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Lynne Bundesen

I could be swimming, or doing my grocery shopping or lunching with friends. But no, I am facing a blackboard of propositions designed in 300 BC.

Why More Boomers Are Heading Back To School

U.S. News and World Report | Laura McMullen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

Clarice Belcher is 58. She taught English at community colleges, worked at a newspaper, and never thought much about economics....

Should You Wait to Start an MBA Program?

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

If you're a business student, the odds are you've probably considered earning your MBA. However, before you proceed, here are some things you should consider.

Professional Development Means Developing as a Professional

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Curriculum, special education, and technology are constantly changing. In 2011, we need teachers and administrators to change with them.

10 Colleges With The Most Older Students

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Based on 1,150 schools that provided data to U.S. News on older students enrolled as of fall 2009, roughly 16 percent of all undergraduates are older ...

Teach For America's 'Highly Qualified' Is Highly Misleading

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

Allowing novices to be considered "highly qualified" under the new Continuing Resolution amendment absolves school districts of their responsibility to attract teachers who possess true skill and experience.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Continuing Education: The Importance of Experimentation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I'm a big fan of taking classes in adulthood. You meet new people. You get out of your comfort zone. Above all, you have fun.

Don't Just Reform Our Schools -- Transform Them

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

As we confront the challenges of a new economic order, we must move past 20th century reform roadblocks to ensure a prosperous 21st century future for our children.