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Bridging the skill gap through innovative learning solutions 

January 4, 2023

Due to the rate of technological change, skills acquired through traditional education quickly become obsolete. Take the current shortage of cybersecurity experts for example. Hybrid and remote work enables almost limitless employment opportunities and flexible working options for cyber experts, resulting in high employee turnover. Consequently, cybersecurity service providers are finding it difficult to recruit employees with adequate skills, which is an impediment to growth.

9 Steps to Take After Selecting a College

May 4, 2022

Experts advise high school students to build connections with peers, practice life skills and finish out the school year strong.  

Fact-check: Is it true that 70% of Texas fourth-graders cannot read at grade level?

January 23, 2022

At a November rally, O'Rourke released a startling statistic while speaking about increasing teacher pay. "Right now, in the average Texas fourth grade classroom, 7 out of 10 kids cannot read at grade level," O'Rourke said. That would mean most fourth grade students in Texas are reading below grade level. We took a look at this claim.

Employers Favor Career Training Beyond College, New Survey Finds

January 6, 2022

According to Best Colleges' 2021 Alternative Education Pathways Report, 85% of business leaders surveyed think that alternative education pathways are a viable alternative to college and could help address workforce skill gaps.

Nearly Half of U.S. Parents Want More Noncollege Paths

April 7, 2021

Asked how well postsecondary pathways prepare children to be successful in their careers, more parents say training for a trade or technical skill (42%) or apprenticeships (40%) provide "excellent preparation" for success in careers than say the same of a four-year (34%) or a two-year (20%) college degree.

Eye-Opening College Dropout Rates & Statistics – 2022

November 21, 2020

But it is a known fact that every year a remarkable number of students drop out of college. College dropouts are likely to have lower earnings than college graduates and are less likely to pay off student debt. In this article, we’ll reveal some interesting student dropout rates