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A Philadelphia partnership for growing the region’s talent pool

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Change By Degrees 2012 GRADUATES CELEBRATE WITH PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER - COURTESY PEIRCE COLLEGE In higher education, there's the rhetoric and there's the reality. Nationwide, only 58% of those who entered college in 2004 have finished four years and received a bachelor's degree, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It's a depressingly [...]

Penn State World Campus at Graduate! Philadelphia

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View Article Penn State has been a partner in Graduate! Philadelphia since 2010.  Now PSU's online division, World Campus, joins Abington and Brandywine campuses in providing opportunities for Graduate! Philadelphia students. Ask our advisors how you can benefit from a PSU degree: Advisor@graduate-network.org or call 215-498-1504

Partners for Livable Communities: Business at the Table

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View Article Business at the Table: The Employer Drive for Higher Education Attainment is about communities uniting around a common goal to help drive economic development. The goal is closing the college attainment gap and growing the educated workforce. This report explores the challenges and successes of local, regional, and national education reform initiatives.  It highlights lessons for all [...]

HuffPost Noel Harmon: Encouraging Adult College Completion

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I recently found myself in the emergency waiting room (back spasms) and overheard a conversation between what I can only assume was a RN administrator and a new nursing student. The conversation focused on the administrator relieving the student's anxiety about returning to school. The student was concerned about writing papers using "APA" format, mastering [...]

Financial Voices WURD 900 AM: Tips for Adults Who Want to Return to College

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View Article Graduate! Philadelphia's Hadass Sheffer spoke with Sharmain Matlock-Turner and Comebackers about options and opportunities for adults who want to go back to college in the Philadelphia area.

Graduate Memphis helps adults complete college

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View Article On July 2, 2012, Leadership Memphis launched Graduate Memphis — a free college resource center that will help Memphis-area adults return to college. Designed to have a historic impact on the future of our city and funded through the generosity of the Plough Foundation, Graduate Memphis will offer the 202,000 adults living in [...]

Graduate Memphis opens doors on Monday July 2, 2012 (The Commercial Appeal)

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View Article Leadership Memphis and the Memphis Public Library have announced the opening of Graduate Memphis, a college resource center for adults seeking advice on how to return to college.

Wired Academic: Graduate! Philadelphia Builds Movement

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Wired Academic Graduate Philadelphia Article At a store front in the Gallery Mall here, Hadass Sheffer tells her staff not to keep customer’s waiting more than a minute.  Their customers, however, aren’t buying clothes or stereos. They are considering how to start or finish their college degrees and want guidance to help them do that.

National League of Cities: Connecting Residents to High-Wage Jobs

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National League of Cities Article Mayoral leadership to boost local college completion rates is both a recent and growing phenomenon, often spurred by dual goals of attracting and retaining high-wage employers and promoting equity by enhancing the skills and credentials of less advantaged populations. These efforts grow out of a recognition of the rising wage [...]

College Completion (NPR/WHYY)

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Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane