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August 23, 2011

Student Interest in Science, Health Jobs Doesn't Match Need

Hospitals and labs may be where the jobs are, but it's not where student interest lies. A survey of high school students conducted by Harris Interactive for the University of the Sciences reveals that 49 percent are "definitely or probably not" considering a career in science or health care—up...

August 17, 2011

Webinar Today on Access to College for Low-Income Students

Just a reminder to join me for a free Education Week webinar today at 2 p.m. EST to discuss access to college for low-income students. The presenters will be Jennifer Engle from the Education Trust and Traci Kirtley of Admission Possible. For more information or to register, click here.

August 02, 2011

Figuring Out Personality Type Can Help in Choosing Major

Students choose colleges for a variety of reasons. While cost is a key factor in where they enroll, a recent survey shows the most-cited reason for students' decision is the strength of the college's academic major. But what if you don't know what you want to study? You could go for the most lucra...

July 14, 2011

Lack of College-Educated Workers Will Hurt Economy

For 30 years, the United States has not been producing enough college graduates to keep up with the workforce demand, experts tell us. And as a result, the country is losing its edge as an economic world leader, and the income gaps between those with a college education and those without are widenin...

July 05, 2011

Gaps in Financial Outlook for High School vs. College Grads

Without a college degree, high school graduates are often discouraged about their future prospects and aren't aware of tools to help them turn their situation around. A new report shows 36 percent of high school graduates feel it is "very likely" they will be financially secure in their lifetime, w...

June 02, 2011

Final Gainful-Employment Regs Out Today From Ed. Department

Students considering a for-profit college will now have a better picture of the value of their investment before enrolling with the release today of the Obama administration's final "gainful employment" regulations. In a statement from the U.S.Department of Education, it was announced that career ...

May 24, 2011

New Study Tracks Lifetime Income Based on College Major

While the value of a bachelor's degree has been chronicled in recent studies by the American Institutes for Research and Pew Research Center, a new report released today by The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looks more closely at the lifetime payoff depending on what you...

March 09, 2011

Survey Shows Broad Support for College and Career Readiness

A survey released today shows broad agreement among students, teachers, and business executive about the importance of college and career readiness for high school graduates. But opinions about what exactly that means, how high a priority it should be, and what reforms are needed vary.

March 01, 2011

Schools Embrace Web to Streamline College Planning, Apps

Some districts are turning to Web-based tools to empower students to manage their academic records and make it easier to apply for college.

February 14, 2011

Community College Enrollment Growth Slows Down

The number of students who enrolled in community college last fall was up 3.2 percent from the previous year—a significant slowdown compared with the 11 percent increase from fall 2008 to fall 2009, according to a new report released by the American Association of Community Colleges. Communit...

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