As posted on FosterEDU blog Post-secondary enrollment rates are on the rise, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.1 In fall 2012, 17.7. million undergraduate students were enrolled in a degree-granting postsecondary institution, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Undergraduate enrollment is on the rise, and expected to increase to 20.2 million […]
As posted on FosterEDU blog The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the March unemployment rate in the United States is 5.5%. On the surface, this is great news despite the flat month-to-month performance. However, if we dig deeper into the data the numbers are still bleak for several key constituents of the employment […]
As posted on the FosterEDU blog The U.S achieved an 80% high school graduation rate in 2012, a triumphant milestone for education. But the remaining 20% still represent a population of young people who not only exclude themselves from a future of opportunity, but inadvertently produce negative consequences for higher education, local job markets, communities, and […]
As posted on FosterEDU blog The economy is continuing its slow recovery from the 2008 collapse as the average industry has increased its workforce by just over 1 percent since 2002. Though overall job growth has been sluggish, it doesn’t mean job growth isn’t occuring — it’s just not evenly distributed. Some job sectors, like healthcare […]
Posted on The Edvocate A guest post by Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster Education is the catalyst for bottom-up change and can become the epicenter of transformation for communities. With a high school diploma, at-risk youth can be armed with academic pedigree, are far more attractive professionals and have better social and civic skills. […]
Bloomberg News: Frank Britt, Penn Foster CEO on Bridging the Skills Gap Penn Foster CEO, Frank Britt, appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart with Trish Regan to talk about the U.S. Department of Labors’ May 2014 Jobs Report. While the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3%, and over 200k new jobs were created, the real […]
As posted on FosterEDU blog Travel is a major part of my life, and spending 36 hours in any given city is not uncommon. As I sit on my flight home from Detroit, Michigan, reflecting on the events that have occurred over the last day and a half, I am moved by the whole experience […]
This presentation provides an overview of the landscape of distance learning and its importance in higher education. There are more options than ever before, and we seek to outline the potential pathways for students and their families to consider. The new normal distance learning and new education options from Penn Foster Education Inc.