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5 Non-Traditional Education Systems Doers Should Consider

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Chirag Kulkarni

Education doesn't have to be tedious, boring, and repetitive, but it should be a self-discovery process that encompasses not only your intellectual growth, but also your professional and personal development.

Okay, You've Graduated from Homeschooling. What's Next?

Blake Boles | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner.

Signaling Your Learning

Jonathan Haber | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

There is precedent for new types of credentials to supplement or even supplant traditional signals in the eyes of those looking to hire.

Independent Learners

Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

While I wish I had studied more about finance, management and marketing before I started my own business many years ago, I don't regret having dedicated my college years to "less practical" subjects such as chemistry, history and literature.

Degree of Freedom Freshman Year Lineup

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.15.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

This week, I introduced people to the nuts and bolts behind Degree of Freedom - my one-year effort to learn everything I would from being enrolled in a liberal arts BA program in just twelve months using only free educational resources.

Dropping In on Dropping Out: A Book Review

Zac Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Zac Hill

There is something vaguely pyramid-scheme-feeling about a college dropout becoming successful by talking about how successful he's managed to be as a college dropout.

A Self-Directed Approach: UnCollege

Dale Stephens | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Dale Stephens

Do high school seniors really consider other options? Do they even know alternatives exist -- alternatives that could put them far ahead of their peers both in the quality of their education and competitiveness in the job market?

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...

Joy Resmovits

Too Cool For School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Shawn Brody is a high school dropout -- he just didn't see the point in all that school. Now 24, Brody crashes with his dad in Brooklyn...

In Defense of College

Rachel Alexander | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Rachel Alexander

College, to me, is a place for exploration, a place to decide which of the many things that exist in the world are interesting to you. You don't need to decide what to do with your life at age 18. In my mind, it's one of the best reasons to go to college.

Disaffected Student Starts Movement For College Homeschooling

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Dale Stephens thinks there's no reason why home-schooling can't extend to college. The young entrepreneur, currently a freshman at Hendrix College, i...