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Educational Success Attainable Without a College Degree in Twenty-First Century?

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Original air date: November 7, 2020
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BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2020

How to Attain Educational Success without a Pile of Debt

Dr. Amber Northern, PhD. Senior vice president for research at the Thomas B. Fordham Research Institute joins me to discuss ‘the value proposition’ and the importance of expanding the definition of educational success to incorporate a skilled workforce that do not wish to seek advanced college degrees that more often are leading to seeming insurmountable pits of inescapable debt.

About Dr. Amber Northern PhD. – Senior Vice President for Research

Dr. Amber Northern PhD Educational Success without a college degreeAmber Northern is the senior vice president for research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where she supervises the Institute’s studies and research staff. She has published in the areas of educational accountability, principal leadership, teacher quality, and academic standards, among others. Prior to joining Fordham, she served as senior study director at Westat. In that role, she provided evaluation services for various federal, state, and local education agencies, as well as oversaw multiple research studies involving reading instruction, math and science partnerships, performance-based pay, and more. Her work and commentary has been featured in various print and broadcast media, including Fox News, HuffPost Live, NPR, National Review, and Education Next. Northern serves on the Board of Trustees for Somerset Prep, a charter school in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy and evaluation from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in secondary education from Old Dominion University. She started her career as a high school teacher.

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