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Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Choose Your Own Adventure Game

I want to do an exercise with my high school students to help them understand the benefits of having going to college, like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of game, where they go through a series of life events and the options they have available to them are based on the level of education (hs dropout, hs graduate, associates, bachelors, masters, PhD, professional) that I've assigned to them. Does something like this already exist or do you have any suggestions for types of questions/scenarios I can ask them? [more inside]
posted by chara on Feb 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Dream Job --> Dream Career

I have a really cool job: I help low-income/minority students get into college.
(It's perfect for me because I'm passionate about educational access and I get to work with young people one-on-one, but I'm not tied down to a classroom.)
Right now, my job is short-term, a la Teach for America, but I'd like to stay in the educational field and turn this job into a long-term career.

My question is two fold: How do I go about finding jobs like this and what sort of educational credentials/degrees do I need to qualify for these jobs? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

College Knowledge

What are some good ways to motivate underprivileged high school juniors and seniors to pursue a college education? [more inside]
posted by chara on Aug 19, 2008 - 17 answers

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