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College News (263)
UPI – A new Harvard study indicates American children are still lagging behind their foreign counterparts. The report, released by the Program on Education Policy and Government (PEPG), indicates that more money is not the answer, but other educational reforms, including No Child Left Behind, ... 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
New York Times – Major urban school districts are shrinking at a pace not seen since the 1970s. Such schools expect to receive less money for students since funding is allocated on a per student basis. The reasons for the shrinking districts include the troubled real estate market, the gr... More
Businessweek – Student loan lender Sallie Mae reports that the percentage of college paid for by parents has dropped from 47% to 37% in the past two years, shifting more of the burden to students. The study suggests that parents have less savings to offer because they are continuing to borrow ... More
New York Times – More than a dozen American and international colleges are combining resources to offer online courses, in some cases for college credit. Technological advances have made MOOCs – or massive open online courses -- extremely popular in the past year, with as many as 10,000 ... More
Reuters – In a direct relationship, states are continuing to cut their financial support to public universities, forcing those schools to raise tuition, cut programs, and increase class size. It is also creating problems for students, who are taking out more student loans, graduating deeper in... More
Chronicle of Higher Education – Colleges use varying sets of data when posting job-placement rates on their websites, making it difficult for students if graduates successfully find work before, or shortly after, graduation. Among the discrepancies: counting unpaid internships as employment, c... More
Associated Press – President Obama released a proposal on Wednesday to boost student grades in math and science: $1 billion in funding to create a Master Teacher Corps. Teachers selected for the program will receive an additional $20,000 in salary per year but must commit to the program for se... 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
Associated Press – Sallie Mae, the nation’s leading private student loan lender, released a new study showing that parents are finding ways to cut the amount of money they spend on college. Parents are putting fewer expenses on credit cards, encouraging students to live at home and atten... More