3 Takeaways from CECU 2017

Posted by Andrea Lockett on 6/16/17 4:21 PM

Last week, Penn Foster traveled to Las Vegas to attend and exhibit at the 2017 CECU Convention. This conference has become an annual voyage for the Penn Foster team. The insights we extract from conversations with partners, colleagues and industry leaders are an invaluable tool we deploy to help us better improve on our education solutions. CECU provides us with actionable ideas for how we can better serve the needs of technical and career colleges.

Every year features new ideas, challenges and discourse. Here are three things I took away from this year’s convention.

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Topics: Colleges & Career Schools, College Enrollment & Retention, blended learning

The Salvation Army: A Major Player in Ending America’s Skills Gap?

Posted by Kevin Bauman on 4/19/17 11:25 PM

Earlier this month, Penn Foster traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate in The Salvation Army National Social Services Conference, which brought together 500 Salvation Army officers and employees from the organization's social services branch. They came from across the United States to share best practices on how to improve and enhance the caring and support that they provide to those in need.

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Topics: adult learners, At-Risk Youth, blended learning, High School Diploma, Opportunity Youth, Salvation Army

How Blended Learning Can Promote Equity and Inclusion

Posted by Bliss Parsons on 3/29/17 1:13 PM

Blended learning is the combination of traditional classroom education and digital elements, such as interactive applications on a laptop or online homework and reading. Many schools are embracing technology to promote learning. One area where technology performs particularly well is improving English language learner and low-income student outcomes.

 

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Topics: blended learning, Education, Learning and Development, At-Risk Youth

Why a High School Diploma Program is a Good Alternative for Students Struggling with High School Equivalency Exams

Posted by Daniel Dolph on 2/16/17 3:10 PM

High school equivalency exams are designed for individuals 16 years of age and older who are not in school and no longer eligible to attend high school. These tests give youth and adults the opportunity to demonstrate they possess a level of knowledge and skills equivalent to what is required to earn a high school diploma. If a student passes the test, they earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential, which is necessary to qualify for an increasing majority of jobs in the United States and a prerequisite for enrolling in postsecondary training and education.

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Topics: High School Equivalency, High School Diploma, online high school diploma, blended learning, Competency-based education

 

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