Unlike most adjunct professors who face economic hardships, I did exactly this (paid myself) for six years. I had been a technical writer for 30 years and along the way some gigs paid well. I saved a lot, invested, and managed to remain debt-free.
Making the most of a college education. Perhaps it's as simple as tides and timing to best prepare young people for what lies ahead.
While there are some things out of the student's control -- rising tuition, interest rates, etc. -- students and their families can take steps to pursue the education they need and want without going into crippling debt, namely by taking on a business mindset.
Today's good-paying jobs increasingly require a high-quality post-secondary degree or credential. That's why the Obama Administration has made historic investments in student financial aid to help ensure college stays within the reach of all Americans.
Entrepreneurs and college have had an "it's complicated" relationship for quite some time. In fact, the entrepreneur who's famous for making that phrase famous, was a college drop out.
Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone the way of record players and the elevator operators.
I decided that I wanted to go back to school because I believe that it will be an investment in myself. This is very different from the mindset that I had before, which was wanting to go back to school for the sole purpose of finding a good paying job afterwards.
When the U.S. Department of Education released its first College Scorecard in September, the media narrative was that college rankings would become more reliable, because they could take advantage of large amounts of federally verified data.
Two interesting reports surfaced this week that shed more light on the state of American higher education.
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College admissions will always be changing; it is important to be aware of new trends and find accurate information from trusted sources. Equipped with correct information, the right story can be shared to give any student a chance of getting accepted to their dream school.
One of the earliest and most important steps in the college application process is putting together a balanced, realistic list of colleges.
With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.
96 percent of teachers report that technology plays a significant role in their classrooms. Yet research suggests that only about half of teachers see the value in today's edtech tools.