Here’s the good news: the proportion of Americans with college degrees has increased significantly over the last decade, rising from 38 to 45 percent among 25-34 year olds.   Here’s the bad news: all this progress hasn’t closed the attainment gap for different racial and ethnic groups. In fact, the gap has gotten wider. According to […]

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What is a CRM Platform Administrator, and why would you want to be one? CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management,” and a CRM platform — like Salesforce — is the software that companies use to keep track of their interactions with customers, vendors, employees, and everyone else who matters to their business.   It’s a whole […]

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A recent article in the New York Times highlighted just how much rural school districts across the country are struggling, and how little support they have.   “Nationwide, more than 9.3 million children — nearly a fifth of the country’s public-school students — attend a rural school,” the article notes. “That’s more than attend the nation’s […]

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The federal unemployment benefits set up during the pandemic expired on Labor Day, highlighting just how much the pandemic recovery is hardest on those who are already vulnerable. According to the California Budget and Policy Center, around two million Californians will lose their employment benefits entirely, and another 500,000 will have their benefits cut by […]

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Calbright is thrilled to be one of nine educational institutions in the United States to be part of a $10 million Department of Education and Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University’s Teachers College study to develop better models of online learning. The nine educational institutions in the new Department of Education study — […]

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The first challenge to digital learning, above all, is making sure that students have the technology they need. They can’t try online learning if they can’t get online, or if their equipment is incompatible with course software.  To solve this challenge, Calbright provides a device lending library. Students who need laptops and wifi hotspots can […]

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It’s better to refer to workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic as “displaced” rather than “unemployed,” because it’s not that these people “lost their jobs”: it’s that the jobs they were successfully working no longer exist. That’s according to a new report from the Brookings Institute, which shows that there are two very […]

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