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Why PLA is Significant for Improving Graduation Rates

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning

Non-traditional students are enrolling in ever-increasing numbers. These adult learners are older than 25, often hold a full-time job, and may be married or have children. The challenge facing higher education — and the nation — is that many students, both traditional and non-traditional, are failing to complete degrees.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company Awards $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to Support CAEL's Forward Together Fund

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 23, 2016 12:00:55 PM

Topics: Adult Learning Success

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has awarded a $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to support CAEL's Leaders Council - Forward Together Fund, (FTF) CAEL President and CEO Pamela Tate announced today. The FTF is an ongoing fundraising initiative that allows CAEL to respond quickly to the policy and advocacy needs of its adult learner constituents not covered by other CAEL funders and is led by members of CAEL’s Leaders Council. 

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The Adult Learner: A Critical Ally for State and Economic Development

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 22, 2016 10:37:25 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

When people think of a college student, many imagine a young, full-time student, living on a university campus. However, these students only represent 15 percent of enrolled students.*

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What’s on the Learning Horizon?

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

New and exciting developments are on the horizon for the adult-learning agenda in the next two decades. Technology and innovative programs are turning learning into an adventure that can create competent, confident workers in all sectors of the economy.
Change is all around us. There has been an onslaught of innovations and technological upheavals that have taken shape in just the last decade. For those of us in highereducation, the winds of change are blowing faster and heavier than ever.

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It Pays to Be a College Grad

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 15, 2016 11:52:46 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, career development

Americans with only high school diplomas represent only 34 percent of the workforce. This is the first time in our history that college grads have made up a larger slide of the labor market. According to a new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, of 11.6 million jobs created after the recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor’s degree. And these grads are making decent money – more than $53,000 per year.

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Building Bridges

Posted by Beth Doyle on Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Best Practices, Trends in Higher Education

Information released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in June revealed some puzzling data.

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The Growth of Adaptive Learning

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: The Growth of Adaptive Learning

The basic principles involved in adaptive learning are as old as education itself. Think of a student solving a math problem on the chalkboard while the teacher encourages him to consider the next step or find his error.

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The New Mosaic

Posted by Scott Campbell on Jul 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

By 2042, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that those groups now considered as racial minorities will comprise the majority of the population.

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Family Time or Study Time? The Student-Parent Predicament

Posted by Lena Foote on Jul 25, 2016 9:15:17 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning Success

For many Millennials and younger generations, the importance of a college education has been engrained in them since they were small children. But what about those who chose not to go to college and went straight into the workforce, got married, started families, and are living the “American Dream”? They oftentimes find themselves locked out of career advancement and benefits due to their lack of education. More importantly, what about those adults who choose to become students, but must constantly sacrifice family time for study time, or vice versa?

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CAEL Featured in The Kresge Foundation 2015 Annual Report: Using the Right Tools for Social Change

Posted by Debra Steele on Jul 14, 2016 2:47:58 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

In 2015, the Kresge Foundation provided 370 grants and 9 social investments in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services and the city of Detroit to promote human progress and expand opportunity in America’s cities. These investments totaled $145.5 million.

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