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NMETC Student Success Story: Rosemary Brinkerhoff

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Student Success Story – Rosemary Brinkerhoff (in her own words):

My dream of becoming a paramedic became tangible the day I surfed on to this NMETC website in search of online paramedic learning. 

I began to realize the possibility of completing paramedic studies at my rural home via the internet alongside of caring for my large, …

National College Student Success Story: Ashley Derry

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Student Success Story: Ashley Derry

For Ashley Derry, a 2007 graduate of the Danville, Kentucky Campus, being a “people person” is vital to her job working as the assistant food and beverage director of Danville Country Club.

“I’m really great with people. We have 297 members here, and I know everybody by name,” she said with a …

Institute of Technology Student Success Story: Edia Camara

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Edia Camara, in her own words:

My name is Edia Camara and I am an Institute of Technology graduate of 2013.

Ever since I graduated from high school I wanted to continue my education. But obstacles kept coming my way. I attended college for 2 semesters before I got pregnant. I made the decision to quit school …

Financial literacy a struggle for U.S. students

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Career College Central Summary:

More than a sixth of U.S. 15-year olds failed to meet basic proficiency benchmarks on the financial literacy section of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam given by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.  

While Shanghai teens had the highest average scores (603 points), U.S. students were significantly lower (492 points) and fell overall in the middle of the 18 countries included.  

Questions on the exam ranged from simple (identifying the purpose of an invoice) to challenging (analyzing loans with different rates), and only 9.4% of the U.S. students were able to answer the more rigorous questions.  

Urgency For Adult Education

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Just before Memorial Day Weekend, a group of food service workers on Cape Cod gathered together during their off hours to play video games –and improve their English. Mostly Brazilian-born immigrants, they’d been asked to participate in a pilot version of the new English language games created by Skylab Learning, a startup that’s developed …

Starbucks Offers Tuition Reimbursement

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Starbucks recently announced a major effort to help its employees earn bachelor's degrees. The company will pay for the junior and senior years of any employees who work at least 20 hours a week if they are admitted at junior or senior level to one of 40-plus bachelor's programs offered online by Arizona State University. There is no requirement that the degree program relate to Starbucks business.

Learning To Adapt

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The term "adaptive learning" can mean many things, even to colleges that have begun experimenting with it. A broad definition is the use of software — often driven by data collection — to create a more individualized learning experience for students. Experts say adaptive learning has promise in tailoring coursework and supports …

Event for Leaders in Education Marketing

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Career College Central summary:

September 24-26, 2013 in Kansas City, MO, join fellow leaders in education marketing gathering to collaborate and leverage strategies from a variety of industry professionals.

Topics covered include:

Consumer behavior trends

Online/offline marketing attribution

Lead nurturing

Finding balance with branding and DR

Community outreach and PR


Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

Full conference agenda

Distinguished presenters include:

Steve Gunderson, President & …

8 Ways To Cut The Cost Of College

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The best way to shrink the cost of college is to apply to schools that will cut their price for the right students. About two-thirds of students attending private and public institutions receive scholarships and grants. There are other ways, however, to cut college costs beyond winning attractive financial aid packages and scholarships.

Here …

Technology Increasingly Equalizes Education And Career Prospects

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Competition used to be about who had the most of something — the most money, the biggest army, the most academic degrees. But, as technology has become a bigger part of our world and everything we do, it's more about not what we have — or how much we have of it — but rather …

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