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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:09 p.m. MST

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Policymakers are on the lookout for techniques that draw more adults into higher education. Getting credit for life experience such as working in jobs, starting businesses, serving in the military and volunteering time is attractive to adults who want to go back to school but feel overwhelmed by what it entails. "To have their learning validated with college credit makes the thought of returning to school less daunting," said Pamela Tate, president of CAEL. Getting credit for things they already know saves adult students time and money, moving them through programs and into the workforce quickly.

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Mcallen, TX

Every year or two, some new research based idea pops up. Then extra funding is needed to implement it.

It's just words that sound good. What kind of experiences do children get from sitting in a chair forty hours a week, or learning test taking strategies?

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