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By CONNIE CASS 07/19/13 10:30 AM ET EDT WASHINGTON — As Congress scrambles to pull back a messy student loan rate increase, it raises the question: Why did Uncle Sam get into the college loan business, anyway?The short answer: Because the Russians launched Sputnik.A look at the 55-year ... More
Finally, summer is here! How do you plan on spending your summer? Did you know that more than 50 percent of all Americans ages 14 through 24 have participated in some form of volunteer activity? Every day, youth volunteers donate valuable assistance to churches and other religious organizations,... More
After securing a degree in computer programming, a community college graduate could earn as much as $36,199 in two years, and $52,038 in five. That's according to a new online tool the California Community College Chancellor's Office unveiled Wednesday which allows students and the public to se... More
Huffington Post – The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Education at a Glance report is beginning to sound like a broken record – once again, the United States is slipping in overall educational accomplishments. The report concludes that Americans are s... More
Huffington Post – A new White House report outlines just how bad education cuts have become. Since 2009, 300,000 teachers have been laid off, roughly 8,000 per month. Stimulus money to states in 2009 and 2010 kept those layoffs from being worse, but class sizes and teacher-student ratios conti... More
Huffington Post – According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the United States spends nearly $3,000 more per student in K-12 education than the average OECD nation. We spend $8,300 more than Japan and $6,700 more than South Korea, but do not do as well as on inter... More
Huffington Post – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and U.S. Department of Education have jointly concluded that between 2004 and 2008, college students took out more in federal loans than they either needed or could effectively pay back, thanks largely to relaxed lending practices by p... More
Huffington Post – Ohio became the 22nd state to eliminate funding for remedial classes on college campuses. More than 40% of college students currently require such classes to be able to complete college-level work. Remedial education began in the 17th-century, but was strengthened in the Unit... More
Huffington Post – A new study from Barclays concludes that 1 in 6 Americans over the age of 50 is carrying student loan debt, either from paying for their own education or that of their children or grandchildren. This was a 62% increase between 2007 and 2009. For more, read Nearly 16% of Post ... More
Huffington Post – The Center for American Progress has released a new survey in which 21% of high-school seniors and 37% of fourth graders say math classes are too easy. So how is it that 60% of students are not proficient in math, according to the NAEP math test? They study’s authors co... More