Financial Literacy in Higher Education

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The need for financial literacy education on college campuses is of paramount importance to the future financial health and stability of today’s young adults. As college costs continue to rise well above the rate of inflation, students are relying heavily on student loans to finance their education.

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Universities and colleges across the world are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide their students with the best learning experience. Advancement in technology, especially the introduction of 5G technology, has made it easy for the tutor to not just connect with their students. It also made it easy for them to teach highly complex topics, however, a few technical issues can still be experienced. Things like buffering, for example, can reduce the time tutors have with their students. Every college or university knows just how important technology is in the classroom and that is why we have seen an increase in educational institutions investing in 5G technology.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Article | March 17, 2020

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Many of these efforts are rooted in long-standing partnerships across sectors and institutions. As COVID-19 disrupted the lives of students, educators, and families earlier this year, EdClusters sprang into action, leveraging their capacity and reach in ways their networks were uniquely ready to do. Their collective efforts are meeting a range of needs—from internet access to devices to social-emotional supports. As schools prepare for uncertain and complex reopenings, we turn to Kansas City and Rhode Island for powerful examples of community in action.

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At ACT—a nonprofit organization—we are driven by our mission, our vision, and our values. Our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. Our vision is to impact lifelong success for individuals, as they define it. We value learning, diversity, excellence, sustainability, leadership, and empowerment.

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