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Competency-Based Education, Put to the Test

8.07.17

This piece explores how Western Governors University implements competency-based education (CBE) into all of its degree programs, how effectiveness is measured throughout the institution, and how assessment practices have changed to better gauge student learning.
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Ads Spell Out What Career and Technical Education Really Is — and Who It’s For

8.04.17

The California Community Colleges system is attempting to rebrand career and technical education (CTE) as a path towards well-paid jobs in desirable fields, as well as explain what CTE is, move away from associated stigma, and identify which students benefit from it.
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New Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways

8.04.17

A new report by the Urban Institute and George Washington University find that students enrolled in Accelerating Opportunity (AO) programs experience an 11% to 20% increase in earning a credential. AO is an initiative that helps students enroll in career pathway programs at two-year and technical colleges.
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The Complex Universe of Alternative Postsecondary Credentials and Pathways

8.03.17

A new paper by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences provides an in-depth analysis of alternative credentials that can serve either as alternatives to a college degree or a pathways to complete a degree. Included is an overview on certificate programs, work-based training, and competency-based education (CBE) programs.
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Replacing the Third Leg: Corporate Partnerships and Long-Term Community College Success

8.03.17

In this interview, Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development, reflects on how relationships and partnerships between community colleges and local/regional employers are beneficial, and how they can be maintained.
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