CAREER CHANGE IS THE NEW NORMAL: HOW DOES ELEARNING HELP?

| October 30, 2019

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The days of a lifelong career at a single employer followed by a pension for life are long gone. Neither employers nor employees are loyal these days. Employers let people go at the merest sign of an economic downturn or a change in business conditions, and employees constantly keep a lookout for something better, leaving companies at the drop of a hat. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals born in the latter years of the baby boom era (1957-1964) change their career twelve times during their working life. Research company Gallup calls millennials the job-hopping generation.  A recent Gallup report on the millennial generation reveals that 21% of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year.

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Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers.

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Learning from the Pandemic: Steps to Take to Lessen the “Summer” Slide

Article | August 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created unparalleled disruption in worldwide education systems. Schools shut their doors and moved lesson delivery online, forcing educators and students alike to adapt, often without the necessary processes and tools to do so. A recent article in The New York Times reported the sudden switch from classroom to remote learning cleared the slate on academic gains for U.S. students while widening the racial and economic gaps. Thus, catching up when the fall session begins – which is already an annual issue, will become even more of a challenge for many.

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Finding a New Passion Through Online Teaching

Article | August 4, 2020

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How Amie launched a new career in IT during COVID-19

Article | August 4, 2020

We’d like to introduce you to Amie Hanbury. In the story she shares below, Amie describes how COVID-19 caused her to reevaluate her career, and how learning on Coursera gave her both the confidence and the skills to pursue a new opportunity. With the support of her family, and driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the world, she overcame her self-doubts and landed a fulfilling new role in a new field.

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Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers.

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