January 2013 Archives

Internships and job shadowing for high school students can solidify career choices and bring relevance to the classroom.


Community colleges argue for more public investment in their institutions, as earning power and taxes paid-increases for those certificates and associate degrees.


A study from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity says half of recent college graduates are underemployed, and demand is not keeping up with supply.


Bucknell University admits misreporting test scores, making it look more selective in college rankings.


Students increasingly weigh costs in college decision, and motivation to get a degree is linked to jobs and money.


A new survey finds state funding for higher education dropped 0.4 percent last year compared with 7.6 percent the previous year.


A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows sizable improvement in the high school graduation and dropout rates.


Citing inadequate rigor, Dartmouth announces it will no longer grant credit for AP courses taken in high school beginning in the fall of 2014.


Colorado considers giving students more state financial aid as they progress through college, as an incentive toward completion.


A study finds that students' grades decreased with increased financial support from parents, however more money from parents was positively linked with college completion.


A small Kentucky college offers incoming freshmen who perform well free tuition their last semester as a graduation incentive.


New report projects substantial growth in diversity of students graduating from high school in the next seven years.


U.S. News analyzes recent breeches of integrity in its college rankings.


The U.S. Department of Education projects a significant slowdown in college enrollment in the next decade.


Students working at home generally can't make it more than five minutes before becoming distracted with technology.


A new policy paper suggests that the focus in higher ed. this year will favor outcomes over state funding needs.


A white paper outlines 13 recommendations to reform the student financial-aid system.


Looking at remedial education trends, fewer students are enrolling today compared to 10 years ago, but there was an upswing in recent years.


New 2013-14 season for filling out federal financial aid applications began Jan. 1.


American Opportunity Tax Credit grants of up to $10,000 in tuition tax credits are extended for five years.


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