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Should D.C. Force Its Students To Apply To College?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should District of Columbia public and charter high school students be required to apply for college or trade school in order to graduat...

Advancing the Liberal Arts in and Beyond the Classroom

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 02.18.2012 | College
Robert M. Eisinger

The odious phrase "the real world" assumes that the university is unlike the world of blue and white collars. But the private and public sectors are not replete with multiple choice exams.

The Great Education Reads of 2011

Terrell Halaska | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Terrell Halaska

From groundbreaking research to breakthrough ideas and incisive analysis, it's been a fertile year for the written word.

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning

Peter Block | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Peter Block

Whether playing or watching sports, the name of the game is the same: who wins?

Globalization -- What It Means for Colleges and Students

Edward Fiske | Posted 01.30.2012 | College
Edward Fiske

Colleges are responding to growing student demand for building international experiences into their education.

Grant Cornwell: Global Thinker and President of the College of Wooster

Jim Luce | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Jim Luce

My father went to Andover, Dartmouth and Yale. Yet I attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, and three decades later I can say I owe who I am to the four years this institution gave me.

Wake Up Rip Van Winkle, the College Demographic Revolution Is Upon Us

Kristin Conklin | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Kristin Conklin

Amid some of the most distressing economic news in history, our new report reveals just how extensive America's college dropout problem is among 33 states courageous enough to voluntarily share data.

New York's "Women's College" Offers First Gender-Neutral Dorms

Womens eNews | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- Gender-neutral or "open" dorms may be increasingly commonplace on U.S. campuses, but they aren't expected at women's colleges, a presumabl...

Stagnant Middle Class Feeling Pressure Of Rising Tuition Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

The cost of a college education is rising, but the wages that pay for them aren't. Over the last 20 years, while pay for the average American work...

The State With The Least-Educated Lawmakers

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- The Arkansas legislature has the nation's highest percentage of state lawmakers who have not attended college at all, accordin...

Where Is the Value in a Four-Year Education?

Marian Salzman | Posted 08.01.2011 | College
Marian Salzman

In this era of "experts" younger than certain dresses of mine in areas such as social media, is a higher degree really necessary? Or do you need only a savant-like grasp on tech economy to ensure a prosperous life?

Sadly, There's No MBA for Imagination

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

There are some indisputable facts in our glorious world. Men can't give birth. You can't cheat death. And you can't educate your way to creativity.

Educational Attainment and Co-op Programs

NickBontis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In the future, the traditional scope of a university education will be supplemented by options for choosing a globally-flavored curriculum from the comfort of a student's computer or smartphone.

A State of the Union Address for Today's Labor Market Realities

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

Last week's State of the Union message by the President left out any substantial references to today's labor market realities. Here's what should have been delivered to our nation.

Census Data Reveal Rise In College Degrees, With Ethnic And Racial Gaps, Over Decades

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Sara Hebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The share of Americans with a college education has been increasing steadily for generations, but it doesn't look like the rising tide that lifts all ...

Homeless College Students On The Rise, Advocates Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If he's not in class, Christopher Sparks can usually be found in a computer from the library at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. That's be...

For-Profit Colleges Charging More While Doing Less For Poorest

Bloomberg | John Lauerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

s state budget cuts lock students out of community-college classrooms or force them to stand in class, for-profit colleges are attracting hundreds of ...

Since When Do Education and Training Create Jobs?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

Given the current paucity of new jobs, what better time for students and working adults to enhance their education and skill levels?

The Failure of American Higher Education

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In the global economy, higher education is an important driver of economic competitiveness. So why can't our colleges turn out graduates who can write basic sentences and do basic math?

Middle-Skill Jobs Are Disapearing, A New Study Finds

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American labor market is becoming increasingly polarized between skilled, well-paid workers and low-skilled, low-wage workers, according to a new ...

Coming to the Defense of Liberal Education

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

Patient and persistent critical inquiry has never been as crucial as it is in these uncertain economic times, and the development of this capacity is one of the defining features of a liberal education.

Student Aid: The Future of Educated Youth in America

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Katie Naranjo

As students organize for affordable college, it looks like Democratic leaders in the Senate intend to incorporate the student lending package (SAFRA) into the budget reconciliation vote.

College Educations May Not Be For Everyone

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Debbie Crave once assumed that all of her children would go to college. Then she had kids. Son Patrick is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-M...

The Case Against College Education

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The statistics seem to bear him out. People with college degrees make a lot more than people without them, and that difference has been growing. But d...

Special Needs Students in Higher Education

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jayne Lyn Stahl

An issue that isn't being discussed as much as it should be is what happens with students who were identified as "special ed" in public school, and now find themselves in the college system?