Returning to school to earn a degree can provide great rewards, but make sure you don’t sacrifice other important aspects of your life along the way. Find out how to successfully balance your family, career, and schoolwork as a non-traditional student.… Continue reading
No time like now to go back to college
Why would someone consider returning to college as a non-traditional student? There are as many reasons as there were for leaving school in the first place. You may be one of those people who got tired of classes and convinced yourself that high school could provide all the education needed for your career.… Continue reading
There are an estimated 37 million Americans who have some college credit but no degree — and Western Governors University is trying to change that. The nonprofit online school is challenging many traditional concepts about higher education with a new approach aimed to help adult students finish college.… Continue reading
Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping out forever; instead, these young women seem to be postponing their working lives to get more education.… Continue reading
When Fuat Ecer decided to go back to school for an M.B.A. after three and a half years working as a consultant, he wanted to be certain to find the best school in which to invest his time, money and future.… Continue reading
Eleven states have been named as recipients of a grant to improve the quality of adult education and increase the number of skilled people with credentials in the work force. Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin will each receive $200,000 as part of a program called Accelerating Opportunity.… Continue reading
By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he’ll be in his 50s.
As a second-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Moore listens to lectures from younger professors and sits with classmates who are old enough to be his kids.… Continue reading
Rewind time 100,000 years ago: several different species of humans co-exist on earth.There was, of course, our own species, Homo sapien, but we were joined by our more athletic siblings from the Tree of Life, Homo erectus, who had left Africa and colonized Asia long before we ventured beyond the mother continent, all the while another sibling, the stocky Neanderthal, was hunkered down in a European ice age.… Continue reading
ALMOST a century ago, the United States decided to make high school nearly universal. Around the same time, much of Europe decided that universal high school was a waste. Not everybody, European intellectuals argued, should go to high school.
It’s clear who made the right decision.… Continue reading
Add one more thing to the list of tasks that colleges can outsource.
This time, it’s assessing “experiential learning”—that is, the skills students have gained in the workplace and other life trials—and determining how many credit hours should be awarded for that learning.… Continue reading