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College News (276)
Gold Seek – Despite heavy emphasis on a need for degrees in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the number of such degrees handed out between 2000 and 2009 decreased. The two biggest declines came in engineering (down from 8.8% of all bachelor’s degrees to 6.4%) and... More
CBS News – The Obama administration is bringing renewed focus to its goal to make America number one in college graduation by 2020. Proposals on the table include reforming state and local education policies (like providing performance funding to schools/programs that work), incentives to help... More
New York Times – As the two major political parties fight over how to reform No Child Left Behind, two education experts, one on the left and one on the right, present a bipartisan argument on ways to reform the education system. Among these suggestions are greater school transparency, ensure ... More
PRWeb -- RSC Your College Prep Expert has released its first animated commercial. The one-minute spot can be found initially on their YouTube channel, but will soon be placed on the company's Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages. Titled Buried in Paperwork, the ad features a boy and his father st... More
Huffington Post – According to a study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, African-American parents believe they bear more responsibility for educating their students than schools or teachers, while Latino parents believe they bear equal weight. Other minority groups expres... More
National Public Radio – Jack Stripling, of The Chronicle of Higher Education, goes over the list of the nation’s highest paid college presidents. The list contains some surprising names, including the highest paid officials presiding over Drexel University and Vanderbilt University. The ... 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
Inside Higher Ed – President Obama has assembled 10 college presidents to see what can be about the rapid rise in tuition and keeping higher education affordable for all. The presidents represent six public universities, one community college and three private non-profit schools. They will foc... 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
PR Web -- RSC Your College Prep Expert expanded its online reach by creating the CollegePrepExpert YouTube channel to its social media outreach. Students and families can watch entertaining and informative videos on high school and higher education on the site. Launching with three videos ... More