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Are You
Setting Yourself Up For
College Success?

I was fortunate.  I went to an elementary school that over-prepared me for high school, and in turn, a high school that over-prepared me for college.  By the end of eighth grade, I had a 25-page paper on Johannes Kepler and his theory of elliptical orbits under my belt.  Throughout high school, it was routine to receive an   Read More. . .

Tags : Education Post-Secondary HigherEd EducationSkills

What's So Funny About
Vocational & Technical School?
Part II

Last week I talked about technical and vocational schools.  I wanted to take some time and follow up a little more about it. Forty years ago, getting a degree from a four-year school was a huge deal – something that only the best and brightest got.  It meant that you were on the track to get a high paying job in a   Read More. . .

Tags : Education Trades Vocational Post-Secondary HigherEd

What's So Funny About
Vocational & Technical School?

Every few weeks or so, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and New York State Commissioner of Education John King profess and insist upon the need to ensure that more students go on to higher education.  Every few weeks (via E-mails or Twitter) I ask them why. Please don’t misconstrue what I mean when I ask them.  I don’t   Read More. . .

Tags : Education Trades Vocational Post-Secondary AchievementGap

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