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College News (276)
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
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