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Stackable Credentials and Modular Programs Bring More Options to Postsecondary Education

Words by Jim Witkin
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The future of postsecondary education will be modular, stackable and more democratic. That’s according to edX, a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is re-imagining the postsecondary education model.

In their view, our rapidly evolving economy, fueled by constant advances in technology, requires workers to continually update and refresh their skills to find employment, stay employed, and advance their careers. 

Investing in Career Development Helps Companies Attract, Keep and Promote Top Talent

Words by Tina Casey
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In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.

Diversity and outreach

This Unlikely Partnership Drives Positive Change in the Food Sector

Words by Tom Murray
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It is imperative that farmers, food companies, policymakers, and environmental advocates collaborate to figure out how to feed a growing global population while minimizing environmental impacts and building a more resilient food system. One company that is stepping up to this challenge is Smithfield Foods.

Reaching Kids Early Is the Key to Driving Interest in STEM, Educators Say

Words by Ellen R. Delisio
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Most of us know that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are in high demand: Economic projections indicate a need for up to 1 million more STEM workers than the U.S. will have available in its workforce through 2022.

Zero-Carbon Transportation: Beyond The Tailpipe

Words by Tina Casey
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This article series is sponsored by 3Degrees and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Companies seeking a lower carbon footprint are increasingly adopting electric vehicles and alternative fuels that offer zero, or at least carbon neutral, tailpipe emissions. However, fleet tailpipes are just one point in a complex web of emissions that involve vehicle manufacturers, as well as companies and their suppliers, consumers, clients, employees and contractors.

Smithfield Moves to a More Sustainable Supply Chain, Starting with Animal Feed

Words by the TriplePundit Team
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This article series is sponsored by Smithfield Foods and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Sustainability Champion Says Progress Requires Unlikely Collaborations

Words by Maggie Kohn
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Editor's Note: This article series is sponsored by Philip Morris International.

When Hasan Youness was growing up in Lebanon, he often ran errands for his parents. But there was one thing he wouldn’t do: get cigarettes for his father. “Get your own cigarettes, dad, and feel free to use the balcony,” Youness recalled saying, as recounted in a September blog post. “Didn’t you see the picture of the lungs of smokers in the science book?!”

Vending Machines That Dispense Books: A Creative Solution to the 'Summer Slide'

Words by Susan Neuman
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

As the school year gets into full swing, students all over the country are excitedly telling their classmates and teachers how they spent their summer vacations. For thousands of kids in New York City, that story now includes plenty of time spent with free books from JetBlue’s Soar with Reading program. This summer, JetBlue placed free book vending machines in areas identified as “book deserts” in every New York City borough including two in Queens. 

Businesses and Educators Come Together to Transform the High School Experience

Words by Maggie Kohn
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Four years ago, things did not look good for Banneker High School in Fulton County, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.

It was performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools in the state. Six out of 10 students did not graduate. Teacher retention was abysmal, and an estimated 97 percent of students lived in poverty. The future for many of the students was bleak, and they knew it.

Partnerships Are Important to Improving the Sustainability of Animal Agriculture

Words by Andrew Burger
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This article series is sponsored by Smithfield Foods and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

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