Author: Raul Rodriguez (Raul Rodriguez)

Rodriguez: The number of high school students earning college credit is growing

Dual enrollment, a term sometimes used interchangeably with concurrent enrollment, provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school—without paying the cost of college tuition. While there are differences between dual and concurrent enrollment, both refer to programs by which high school students are able to take college courses taught...

Rodríguez: Community colleges in the post-COVID economy

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every aspect of our society and economy continues to face unprecedented changes to the way they operate. This includes higher education and the workforce, where the post-COVID economy is causing employers to reconsider how they recruit new talent at the scale needed to remain competitive. As a...

Rodríguez: Attention spans are shrinking

It is something many of us have felt for years; an issue perhaps created by the invention of the television and exacerbated by the smartphone. And now, the research is finally catching up with what many of us—particularly those of a certain age—have long sensed to be true: attention spans are shrinking. A recent study...

Rodríguez: Drop in college enrollment threatens our economy

Recent reports have brought to national attention what many in higher education have been concerned about since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: we are experiencing a higher education enrollment crisis in the United States. Based on a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse, nearly 1 million fewer students were enrolled in college in...

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