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The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.04.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

I'm Tired Of Colleges Running Like Country Clubs Instead Of Schools

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

A single question is raised when these factors culminate: Where exactly does the money for college tuition go to? Surely the dean's dog can't stomach $60,000 per student.

Benefits of College Experience Are Vast

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Despite the benefits, the current discussion about the value of education can be discouraging with more and more people seeing higher education as unattainable due to cost and accessibility.

Is Shop Class the Answer?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

While encouraging more students to pursue a technical degree may seem attractive for the short term, the long view suggests that a wholesale shift away from encouraging all those who can to pursue a college degree will significantly affect their career longevity.

Will EdX Save GenX From Rising College Costs?

Heidi Legg | Posted 05.29.2014 | College
Heidi Legg

I sat down with Lawrence S. Bacow, President in Residence at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and Former President of Tufts to ask him if technology will bend the cost curve of higher education or will it further stratify higher education?

7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!)

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 05.29.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

With a little creativity and some hard work on your part, you can enter your brand-new adult life with way more financial freedom.

Have You Started the College Search?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college.

Where Colleges Fail Students

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Maureen Anderson

Is it the job of administrators and parents to get college kids to visit their campus career centers?

Making the 'Right' College Choice

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

I'd encourage you to consider three factors especially predictive of a terrific college career. Maybe these ideas will help you find the right college fit.

Wall Street Got $26.7 Billion In Bonuses Last Year. That's Enough To Feed Every Hungry American

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

That's a lot of money, and it could solve a lot of problems.

No Greater Waste of Money Than an HBCU

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Given their mission, there is a rough road ahead for HBCUs in trying to reconcile low graduation rates, high loan default percentages, and low entry-level salaries for those who graduate against the rising definitions of value in higher education.

What Isn't Broken in American Higher Education?

Bill Destler | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Bill Destler

Some of the attacks on U.S. higher education, although in many cases well-intentioned, have the potential to do real damage to this sector of our national educational system at a time when a college degree is increasingly seen as the gateway to a meaningful and rewarding life and career.

Prospective College Students and Parents Are Asking the Wrong Question

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Small classes with lots of personal attention from gifted teachers with Ph.D.'s are costly. But getting lost or left behind in a lecture hall of 500 students for a much lower tuition can ultimately cost the individual more.

5 Questions to Ask College Financial Aid Officers

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Make sure you spend some planning time thinking about the questions you want to ask the financial aid officer so you don't get caught off-guard.

Resolving Higher Education's Challenges

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

However valid aspects of some of these criticisms may be, they do not speak to the reality of a vast majority of colleges and universities that are doing a lot to meet the needs of their students.

An Investment Worth Making

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Janet Riggs

I count myself among the fortunate few to have received a liberal arts education. Like many 18 year olds, I went to college unsure of my career path...

How For-Profit Institutions Peddle College to the Poor

Regina Deil-Amen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Regina Deil-Amen

Why would low-income students pay four or five times more for an education they could receive around the corner at their local community college? And why would they accumulate large amounts of debt to do it, foregoing the ability to later transfer their credits?

Let's Consider Complex Realities That Students Face When Rating Colleges

Dr. Charles R. Middleton | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Dr. Charles R. Middleton

I fully expect the educational results for the 2008 cohorts to be a mirror of the financial trauma they and our nation experienced and that many of our most vulnerable citizens still know all too well today.

It's the Principal, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Congress brought out their knives and spears this year to fight over the interest rates you have to pay on your college loans. Those in favor of lower rates said they were coming to your rescue. Forget it. You are still sinking. "It's the principal, stupid!"

Say Goodbye To Small Athletic Programs

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops. Temple athletic director Kevin Clark didn't mince words. Standing inside the football team's indoor practi...

Higher Education: Working Together to Imagine the Possible

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we gaze into the future, the direction of higher education is likely to be more about the whole produced by the sum of its parts. No one type of learning will predominate. It is likely, however, that higher education will move toward a blended platform.

Are Elite Colleges Worth the Price Tag?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When choosing a college, remember that tuition cost shouldn't be the only way to calculate the value of your degree -- investing in schools with better internships, contacts or special programs can help you continue to build wealth years after you graduate.

It's Time to Call the Question

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If higher education is to save itself, it must do so by rethinking these questions. Why are we here? How can we empower our faculty to do well and fulfill our mission?

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

Are College Costs at a Tipping Point or Balancing Point?

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Because the question of cost as it relates to each family's situation can be different in each individual case, families can start planning as early as the student's junior year of high school, but at the latest by the summer before the senior year.