As posted on FosterEDU American education evolved into its current system by adapting to advancements in technology and changes in the labor market. Penn Foster’s history is rooted in response to and growth from these very same changes. Our career-oriented courses not only provide vital training to American workers looking to advance their careers and […]
What’s Missing from the College Completion Agenda that Could Benefit America’s Economy – A Path to Get There
As posted on FosterEDU The college completion agenda is picking up across the nation. States are seizing the opportunity to set new goals for increasing the number of citizens who hold postsecondary certificates or degrees. The ultimate aim of this initiative is to generate a more skilled, qualified and credentialed pool of candidates to infuse […]
Academic & Professional Advancement: 4 Pros of Career College Opportunities
As posted on FosterEDU blog Year after year contentious dialogue continues to circulate around a four-year college education, insomuch it’s practically become trite to hear about. High tuition rates, swollen student loan debt and languishing employment opportunities for college grads perpetuate the skepticism over a college education that concerns academia, American households, and our youth. […]
Penn Foster to Lead Panel Discussion at 2014 SXSWedu Conference
Scranton, PA (Feb. 28, 2014) — Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, will lead a panel discussion, “Online Education as a Passport for Learning,” at the SXSWedu Conference on Tuesday, March 4th in Austin, Texas. At SXSWedu, innovative leaders come together to discuss the future of American education and […]
TedX Litchfield, Passport for Learning (Presentation)
Passport for learning: Frank Britt at TEDxLitchfieldED 2013 from Penn Foster Education Inc.
The Trillion Dollar Problem: Can We Solve the Student Debt Crisis?
About a year ago, news broke that student loan debt surpassed the trillion dollar mark. While this number is discouraging, it hardly seems surprising. Paying for college has always been one of the many things parents worry about, and, although it is receiving more attention now, student debt has been a problem for years. In […]
Recapping the Angel Ed Student Debt Forum
Student debt is a hot topic on many lips, and the center of attention at Angel Ed’s Student Debt Forum. We brought together thought leaders in innovation, academia, and youth enrichment to discuss the issues, as well as begin coming to a consensus on the action steps needed to make headway on “the elephant in […]
The New Normal Distance Learning and New Education Options
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.
Democratizing Education: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of…Higher Education?
The idea that every person should have access to affordable education isn’t new—Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it essential to any democratic nation. In 1789, Massachusetts served an important historical role in requiring government provide school for all. Education, however, remained mostly private and inaccessible for the masses due to 18th and 19th century views of the public as “barbaric.” […]
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education: Report and Recommendations
November 2012- The Commission has met numerous times with the purpose of analyzing the current state of Pennsylvania‘s postsecondary system, identifying challenges and possible areas for improvement, and formulating recommendations to strengthen the system in both the short and long terms. Four working groups (Workforce Needs, Accessibility and Affordability, Administration and Financial Structures and Collaboration) […]