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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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
Inside Higher Ed – A study released by the Carnegie Corporation reveals that 75% of Americans believe that a college education is a right, with 46% strongly believing it is a right. For more, read Poll: Americans View Higher Education as a Right. As we say on our homepage: Make Educat... More
CNBC – Barclay’s sees two potential areas where excessive student loans are crippling the American economy: students who take on debts but fail to graduate and older Americans who take on debt to advance their education or that of children and grandchildren. Their big concern focuses on ... More
Yahoo – If life without Penn State football on a Saturday afternoon is unthinkable for many residents of central Pennsylvania, then imagine life without the university at all. That’s the prospect facing the university as the Department of Education begins its investigation into potential... More
Inside Higher Ed – Mehdi Maghsoodnia argues that college is big business, and if we, as well as professors and other academics, learn to accept that, we might make funding for college a top priority. That, in turn, would bring down the cost of college, particularly at publicly funded state sch... More
U.S. News & World Report – U.S. News staff held meetings with the Department of Education to correct incorrect information provided by DoE’s Common Core Data that led to incorrect rankings in U.S. News’ annuals list. Errors in the CCD report included the percent of low-income s... More
Associated Press – New data from the Department of Education shows that America’s 2012 college graduation rate is up slightly over the previous year, from 38.8% to 39.3%. The United States currently ranks 16th in the world in college graduates ages 25-34, far below President Barack Obama... More
NPR – Why do many Korean families desire an American education for their children when South Korea has one of the best educational systems in the world? To see that their children become more creative and adopt a globalized view of the world. To hear the extreme steps they’re willing to ... More
Christian Science Monitor – The American Civil Liberties Union is involved in a legal struggle to end same-sex education on the grounds that it enhances and reinforces gender stereotypes. The number of same-sex classrooms has expanded from only a dozen to more than 500 in the past decade follo... 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