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Alternative Qualifications for Federal Employment Act

Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the Alternative Qualifications for Federal Employment Act, legislation that would allow federal agencies to hire job candidates who possess educational credentials or training from "alternative providers," rather than from a traditional college or university. The act would establish a five-year pilot program to allow those individuals to be hired into certain predetermined agency positions. Lawmakers would later examine the results of the pilot to develop future hiring...

There’s an App for Online College Education!

Pursuing an online education has many advantages over attending a brick and mortar school. Learning can take place almost anywhere, anytime. But that’s even more true today thanks to many schools using emerging technologies to offer content on mobile phones. Gone are the days of simply using a smartphone to make calls, send text messages to classmates or do a quick Google search. Mobile phones are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for students. There’s even a proper name for it: Mobile Learning (ML). ML is defined...

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