How Does Competency-Based Learning Look Different?

By Alejandra Dominguez and Holly Armstrong Competency-based education, or CBE, has been around since the 1970s but has become increasingly popular in the last few years as an innovative approach to address equity gaps in higher education. Due to its built-in flexibility, CBE offers an alternative path for students who do not fit the “traditional” …

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AdvanceEDU’s Secret Sauce: Building Relationships in the Midst of COVID

By Alejandra Dominguez and Holly Armstrong It’s no secret that relationships matter in the world of education, but the key to building meaningful, authentic, and transformative relationships with students is both an illusive art and a mysterious science. What is the best way to connect with any individual student and then continue to deepen that …

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AdvanceEDU Board Chair Kent Thiry and His Work with AdvanceEDU is Featured in the Denver Business Journal

AdvanceEDU Board Chair Kent Thiry was recently featured in the Denver Business Journal about the legacy he created as CEO of DaVita, Inc.—as well as the new legacy he is creating by helping organizations like AdvanceEDU launch and change the landscape of economic mobility here in Colorado.  In the article, Kent talks about growing up …

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AdvanceEDU Board Chair Kent Thiry Talks to Colorado Public Radio

AdvanceEDU is in the news! Listen to Kent Thiry, AdvanceEDU Board Chair and former CEO of DaVita Inc., joins Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio (CPR) to talk about his excitement for AdvanceEDU and it’s affordable, deeply supported college model. AdvanceEDU is so grateful to have the support of Kent and other local business leaders …

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Black Lives Matter: A Note from the AdvanceEDU Team

AdvanceEDU was started by a community of educators and business leaders who wanted to help dismantle systems of oppression through an innovative approach to higher education. The events of the last week—the tragic loss of George Floyd and the ongoing outcries of our community in anger, pain, fear, and frustration—have shaken our team to the …

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