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Writing in The Hechinger Report, Calbright College President Ajita Talwalker Menon and National Student Defense Legal Network President Aaron Ament point out that when the pandemic began, experts issued a grim warning: predatory for-profit schools were poised for a revival. Two years later, that prediction has come true. But we can step up to protect […]

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“The (community college) system recognizes the need to more quickly adapt to the needs of adult learners and is implementing new teaching and learning approaches such as the large-scale implementation of Competency-Based Education. We have done this through the launch of California’s first fully online Competency-Based Education college, Calbright College, which is solely focused on working […]

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jerry brown

Online education has been hyped for years, and for good reason: A student doesn’t need a traditional classroom to learn. In particular, online education has great potential to help adults acquire new job skills after technology upends their careers. Unfortunately, this sort of online education has yet to live up to the hype. State leaders […]

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