S1 E15 | Designing Education Toward the Future of Work – with Kathleen deLaski
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Todd Zipper, EVP and GM of Wiley University Services and Talent Development, welcomes Kathleen deLaski, Founder and CEO of Education Design Lab. Todd and Kathleen discuss building new education pathways that better serve students. Topics Discussed: • The emergence of “the new majority learner” • The biggest challenges of a skills-based economy • The reason why only 17% of community college learners working towards a four-year degree attain it • The benefits of the micropathway approach • How the COVID-19 pandemic helped providers understand and meet the changing needs of learners Guest Bio Kathleen deLaski is the Founder and CEO of Education Design Lab, a non-profit that designs, tests, and implements unique higher education models that address the rapidly changing economy and emerging technology opportunities. She is a social entrepreneur who launched or co-launched four non-profits over the last two decades, all centered on improving the quality of education for students. Kathleen also serves as the president of the deLaski Family Foundation, a leading grant maker in education reform. Previously, Kathleen created Sallie Mae’s award-winning college access foundation, co-founded Building Hope, a non-profit dedicated to providing facilities, financial, and operational services to charter schools, and helped Michelle Rhee create StudentsFirst, a national advocacy movement to improve school options and quality. She also worked as a journalist and was named by President Clinton as Chief Spokesman for the Pentagon, where she oversaw the military’s worldwide public information team. 
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