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On Giving Thanks: The JFK Ultra-Marathon!

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney John F. Kennedy, channeling Teddy Roosevelt, started a series of ultra-marathons 50 years ago. Roosevelt believed any Marine should be able to run/walk 50 miles in 12 hours. Kennedy, desirous that the citizenry become more fit, challenged us to a series of “ultras.” Today, the lone JFK ultra-marathon that survives happens on […]

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A thanks-giving letter to my former students

By Randy Clemens

Dear Former Students, I have spent a little over five years–sometimes successfully but most times not–trying to make education better for you and others. That is a short time compared to the lifetime that you’ve spent in inadequate schools, I know. I recognized that early on. After breaking my ankle two weeks into my teaching […]

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On Silence

By Stefani Relles

21st Century Scholar thanks last week’s guest scholar, Susan Twombly, for her thoughtful six part blog series. Today, we offer something quiet. On Silence Be silent unless what you have to say is better than silence. Latin Proverb ………………………………

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Part VI: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

Today, 21st Century Scholar features the last installment in a six part blog series by guest scholar, Susan Twombly, professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J Postsecondary […]

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Part V: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

The fifth in a six part blog series posts today at 21st Century Scholar. Guest scholar, Susan Twombly is professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J […]

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Part IV: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

Guest scholar, Dr. Susan Twombly continues her six part blog series today at 21st Century Scholar. Susan Twombly is professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J […]

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Part III: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

The third in a six part series posts today. Susan Twombly is professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J Postsecondary Education. Mission Drift II: Stealing the […]

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Part II: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

21st Century Scolar welcomes guest blogger Dr. Susan Twombly. Today’s post is second in a series of six posts continuing this week. Susan Twombly is professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is […]

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Their Day in the Sun by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

Beginning today, 21st Century Scholar proudly presents a series of posts by Dr. Susan Twombly. Dr. Twombly is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Their Day in the Sun by Susan Twombly We have lots of sun in the Midwest. It’s nice, especially when one moves here from […]

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Blog by Numbers: Community College Transfer

By Stefani Relles

We let the number’s do the talking in our Blog by Numbers series. This week: Community college transfer rates. This data, from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, represents the number of all Fall transfer students from a California Community College to a California four-year public institution and private institution from 2004-08. This data, from the […]

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