On this page you’ll find links to the latest education and financial aid news from some of the most trusted sources in the industry, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider Higher Ed, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
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Education Week – The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book has determined that children are doing slightly better when it comes to their health and education. While more children are living in poverty, reading proficiency and high-school graduation rates improved. The s... 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
Associated Press – The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau jointly released its new shopping sheet on Tuesday. Both agencies are encouraging colleges to use the sheet to better explain their financial aid offers. The sheet clearly lists grants and scholarshi... More
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