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Student Success Story - Rosemary Brinkerhoff (in her own words):

My dream of becoming a paramedic became tangible the day I surfed on to this NMETC website in search of online paramedic learning. 

I began to realize the possibility of completing paramedic studies at my rural home via the internet alongside of caring for my large, busy family and working part time. In a telephone conversation with the...

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Career College Central Summary:

  • LearnLaunch Accelerator in Boston is planning to invest in up to eight startup education technology companies.
  • Each startup will receive $18,000, a three-month residential program at LearnLaunch Campus, an ed-tech startup co-working building space in Boston, mentoring, discounted services, and networking opportunities.
  • LearnLaunch has invested in 13 companies so far, graduating two series of its “classes,”...
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  • A new Defense Department pilot program aims to help military spouses turn life experiences, including volunteer time, into college credit.
  • The process, known as a "portfolio" or "prior learning assessment," allows users to document their experience in an area and submit it to one of the participating colleges or universities.
  • Officials at the school will then determine whether or not the student has...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • As student demand for online courses and degrees continues to grow, local schools are working hard to recruit students.
  • Janet Schutte, director of marketing for Indiana Tech, said the school offers about 30 online degrees ranging from associates to masters.
  • Offering online degrees significantly helps with recruiting students, she said.
  • Most of the school’s online students are in their 30s or 40s,...
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Here are nine facts related to the student loan debt issues that affect seniors and may therefore influence reform efforts in Washington, D.C.

  1. Federal student loan debt for senior citizens — those age 65 and older — is more than six times higher today than eight years ago, rising to $18.2 billion in 2013 from $2.8 billion in 2005.
  2. The percentage of senior households that carry student loan debt is small when...