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Education Futures Podcast 21: Families Empowered

Education Futures Podcast 21: Families Empowered

"We're teaching parents the rules of a game they didn't even know they were playing." Families Empowered, a non-profit organization in Texas, helps families understand all the different educational options so they can make the best decision for their students. In this...

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On Pursuing “Demonstrable Equity” in Higher Education

On Pursuing “Demonstrable Equity” in Higher Education

Thanks, in part, to the various forms of consternation caused by COVID-19, the theme of the value of college degrees is back. One particular discussion is around which colleges and universities students should look to for better earnings after graduation. And, while a...

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Instructor Spotlight: Mark Feld, American Government

Instructor Spotlight: Mark Feld, American Government

Before an unexpected offer to teach in higher education, Mark Feld worked in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill as a member of a congressional staff. It's this first-hand experience in the legislative process that helps him take the material of his American Government...

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Building Equity in Education Through Affordability

Building Equity in Education Through Affordability

In a recent post, I detailed several of the benefits associated with equity in education. In short, equity in education leads to improved social mobility, increased education attainment by a greater portion of the population (particularly among disadvantaged youth),...

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Equity in Education and Why It Matters

Equity in Education and Why It Matters

TEL Education is an organization with a mission to provide equitable access to education. As a result, we spend significant time and effort in discussing, researching, and designing around equity.  At a high level, equity in this context means ensuring that everyone...

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The Anatomy of a TEL Course [Infographic]

The Anatomy of a TEL Course [Infographic]

Online courses run the gamut from 10 minutes of a talking head video from a subject matter expert (or someone who thinks they are a subject matter expert) to a rigorous college-level course that requires dozens of hours of reviewing, analyzing, and explaining the...

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