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College News (14)
Here are President Obama's thoughts on education, as given at last night's Democratic National Convention.
Washington Post – The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has released a new report critical of for-profit colleges. The report concludes the for-profit colleges that are either publicly traded or privately owned are very good at signing up students but not keeping them. ... More
Washington Post – Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned Congress that the automatic cuts to help the United States avoid a “fiscal cliff” this fall will have a devastating impact on higher education. The biggest impact will be on federal financial aid for college students. Mr. ... More
Washington Post – In a move as controversial as their call for evolution to be questioned in science textbooks, Texas Republicans have released their campaign platform for the 2012 election. It calls for an end to the teaching of critical thinking skills, mandatory preschool and kindergarten, ... More
Washington Post – According to the Metlife Survey of the American Teacher, more than 2 million educators plan to leave the profession in the next five years, roughly half through retirement and half citing dissatisfaction with the profession. Teachers who see an increase among their stude... More
Washington Post – According to a report from America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization headed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the nation’s high-school dropout rate has dropped 3% since 2001, from 28% to 25%. The number of schools labeled as dropout factor... More
Washington Post – As of 2011, 30% of adults have a bachelor’s degree, according to the Census Bureau. In 1998, the percentage of Americans with a 4-year degree was below 25%. In the years following World War II, it stood at only 5%. The Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley areas ranked num... More
Washington Post – The Public Ivies – so called because they are state schools that offer Ivy League-level education – are struggling under the weight of greatly reduced public funding. Berkeley, part of the University of California System, has seen its share of state funding slip f... More
Washington Post – Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, says that America’s education system rewards students for effort, not results, the exact opposite of what happens in the business world. This, Ries argues, creates an unwillingness in students to experiment or take risks becau... More
Washington Post – According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 70% of students graduate from high school, 50% from 4-year colleges and 30% from 2-year colleges. While a great deal of energy and money from No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have focused on improving high-sch... More