How Educators Can Leverage Social Media

Posted by Bliss Parsons on 2/24/16 10:00 AM

The world connects, shares, laughs, and learns on social media. Why shouldn’t educators be a part of the conversation? Some are, but more could benefit. When leveraged correctly, several popular social media platforms can be wonderful educational tools for enhancing student engagement and performance, and can even be used for establishing program credibility and thought leadership for education professionals. Learn how two of the most well-known social media platforms can help you augment student outcomes, and how to apply these tools in your everyday work.

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Topics: High School Completion, College Enrollment & Retention, Public & Private High Schools, Colleges & Career Schools

4 Ways to Encourage Employees to Stay & Grow at Your Company

Posted by Kevin Bauman on 2/23/16 12:59 PM

Many people believe jobs in the retail or quick-service restaurant industries are meant to be short-term. This leads to high turnover rates in both industries, which in turn makes promoting from within difficult. Hiring managers in these industries may wish to institute certain programs to help them retain their best employees and groom them for management roles. With some inspiration from leadership, star workers can be long-term staff members.

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employers

What Career Schools Can Learn from the 2015 Survey of Admissions Directors

Posted by Dara Warn on 2/17/16 10:00 AM

Admissions directors at four-year universities and community colleges are facing more pressure than ever, the latest Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors found.1 Controversies over admissions practices and student loan debt are just a few of the numerous challenges admissions directors now have on their plate. While career schools may not face all the same challenges as their peer institutions, there are nonetheless many parallels and valuable insights they can draw from these findings.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools

How Educators Can Empower Students to Enable Positive Outcomes

Posted by Ray McNulty on 2/16/16 11:00 AM

Historically, classroom material has been designed to be taught by a teacher, not to be self-taught by the student. However, since students are capable of learning and contributing so much more to their educational experience than just passively memorizing and regurgitating material, the role of the educator is changing. This article dives into three core pillars of student empowerment and how educators can leverage these pillars to work in tandem with students to enable greater outcomes.

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Topics: High School Completion, College Enrollment & Retention, Public & Private High Schools, Colleges & Career Schools

Learn the 8 Habits of Highly Successful Career Colleges

Posted by Steve Copacino on 2/11/16 10:00 AM

What creates a successful career college? While no two career schools are the same, the most successful schools often have many of the same traits. Join Ray McNulty, Dean at Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Education, and Penn Foster for a webinar exploring the common practices highly effective career schools share. This 45-minute webinar will look at examples strategies used by top-tier career colleges, and provide actionable plans to help schools develop these habits.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools

3 Innovative Companies Offering Extensive Employee Development Programs

Posted by Kate Mosteller on 2/10/16 10:00 AM

Smart, successful companies invest in employee development, partly because they're one of the best ways to motivate and retain employees. There's abundant research to support this, including:

 

 

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employers

How to Help Students Transition From the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 Coding System

Posted by Douglas Carlson on 2/9/16 10:00 AM

As September drew to a close, the medical community was bracing itself for the long-awaited transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 medical classification system.1 Not everyone was prepared for it, however — according to a readiness survey by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, a quarter of physician practice respondents said they weren't ready for the Oct. 1 deadline, while another quarter wasn't sure if they were ready.2 Despite this, the initial transition seems to have gone well, and no major problems have been reported.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools

QSR and Retail Employers: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Star Workers to Take on Managerial Roles

Posted by Kate Mosteller on 2/4/16 10:00 AM

Talent shortage is one of the top hiring challenges facing companies today. Forty-eight percent of recruiters said they don't see enough qualified candidates for open positions, according to the Glassdoor Recruiting Outlook Survey.1 In addition, ManpowerGroup’s 2015 Talent Shortage study found that 38 percent of companies are having more difficulty filling jobs than last year, the highest percentage since 2007.2

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employers

Leading Career School Director of Admissions Discusses 4 Challenges Facing Nontraditional Students

Posted by Lauren Mackie on 2/2/16 6:09 PM

Nontraditional students are now the majority in post-secondary education. According to a Department of Education study published this September,1 74 percent of students in the 2011-2012 school year possessed at least one nontraditional characteristic. As defined by the DOE's study, nontraditional characteristics include not having a traditional high school diploma, attending school part-time, working full-time, delaying post-secondary enrollment, being independent for financial aid purposes, having one or more dependents, or being a single caregiver.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools

Project YouthBuild Chapter in Florida Celebrates New Success

Posted by Bliss Parsons on 2/1/16 11:00 AM

Recently, the Institute for Workforce Innovation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the communities of north central Florida, celebrated a new attendance milestone and the post-graduate success of students from its Project YouthBuild AmeriCorps/Penn Foster High School Completion Program in Gainesville, FL.

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Topics: Opportunity Youth, Youth Organizations

 

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