It’s no secret that students who graduated college in 2013 are having a tough time finding jobs. But here’s some good news. First of all, hiring is picking up. And according to a recent article by Mark Koba on CNBC, grads with business degrees stand the best chance of getting hired today.
StraighterLine: Your Fastest Track [...]
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s no secret that students who graduated college in 2013 are having a tough time finding jobs. But here’s some good news. First of all, hiring is picking up. And according to a recent article by Mark Koba on CNBC, grads with business degrees stand the best chance of getting hired today.Read More...
Posted on August 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“I haven’t done any push ups in 15 years and I haven’t done any studying for that long either. How should I tone up my study skills before I go back to college?” – Joe Osborne, adult learnerRead More...
If like Joe you’re wondering how to tone up your study skills before you go back to college [...]
Posted on August 6, 2013 by Barry Lenson
There’s been some buzz lately about new ways to earn college credits online. Some universities have been making the news because they’ve been exploring ways to let students earn credit hours by taking their MOOCs or other college courses online.Read More...
If you've been eager to earn credits online and transfer them to your college, you've probably [...]
Posted on July 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO
Many forward-thinking educators are predicting that big changes are coming soon for American colleges and universities. As competition increases between traditional colleges and providers of online courses, for example, the cost of college could actually fall. That’s only one change that could be in the offing.Read More...
If you want to [...]
Posted on July 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Does today’s blog post seem familiar to you?Read More...
Well, it ought to. Every year at mid-summer, we write a post that reassures students that it is not too late to plan to start college in September, even if they have no firm plans in place.
Why Not Start College Now?
Maybe you applied to some colleges for September [...]
Posted on July 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When I became editor of StraighterLine blog, nobody said to me, “Get cracking! You’re going to have to get more than 1,000 posts up and running in the next three years.”Read More...
But that’s what has happened, because 1,000+ posts have now appeared on our blog. And do you know what? It hasn't been difficult to create [...]
Posted on July 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
We’re proud that Strayer University is a StraighterLine Partner College. Strayer is a unique institution that was founded to meet the needs of working adults. You can take classes online, in a classroom at one of Strayer’s many regional campuses – or you can take a combination of online and in-classroom classes.Read More...
Strayer is unique in [...]
Posted on July 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The White House has just announced a new initiative called ConnectEd that plans to bring high-speed Internet access to 99% of America’s pre-college students within the next five years.Read More...
Hey, we don’t need that, right? I mean, America leads the world when it comes to putting computers in classrooms, right?
No, wrong. The fact is, America needs [...]
Posted on July 4, 2013 by Barry Lenson
"Brothers, let us goeth forth now and enrolleth in online courses!"
What is the most important trait that Americans share? In other words, what is our national character?Read More...
When you try to figure out what that central trait is, a lot of possibilities come to mind. We Americans are self-reliant, resourceful, brave, moral and spiritual, open-minded [...]
Posted on June 28, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Brittany HegeRead More...
The dreaded Class Circle. When you and your peers are forced to rearrange your desks so everyone is facing, well, everyone. Thirty sets of eyes (including the teacher’s) and they’re all on you, or at least that’s what it feels like when you’re shy like me and expected to contribute to class discussions [...]
Albany State University: A top choice if you would like to attend one of America’s Historically Black Colleges
Posted on June 25, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Albany State University:A top choice if you would like to attend one of America’s Historically Black Colleges
A Message for You from Dr. Everette J. Freeman, President, Albany State UniversityRead More...
In 1965, The Higher Education Act designated a select group of American colleges and universities as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). They were all institutions which [...]
Posted on June 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“. . . there's one degree that gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. It's an accounting degree. Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. It can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you [...]Read More...
Posted on June 23, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“Seeing as how the institution itself isn’t doing a particularly good job, why can’t we be accredited as individual instructors? Have some sort of accreditation that says, yes, this person can teach these courses.” Lee Bessette writing in Inside Higher Ed.
Every now and then, an idea comes along that is so smart, all you can [...]Read More...
Posted on June 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
For the last 21 years, Jennifer Howe has been enjoying a successful career at Scripps Health, a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals located in San Diego. But when she discovered StraighterLine recently, her career began to move forward in new ways.Read More...
“I started with Scripps as a Unit Secretary, went to school to get my LVN [...]
Posted on June 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The Evolllution (those extra “L’s” mean ILluminating the Life Long Learning Movement) is an online newspaper that covers important trends and people in education. So it’s not surprising that the publication recently published an interview with StraighterLine’s CEO, Burck Smith.Read More...
If you’re interested in what’s happening on the leading edge of learning, you’ll want to read [...]