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Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.

On Access For Low Income Students, Which Top Colleges Walk The Walk?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Peter Dreier

Because colleges and universities are tax-exempt institutions and receive other forms of government subsidies, policymakers can and should insist that they meet some basic standards in promoting economic diversity among their student bodies.

How to Survive Your Child's College Tours

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Like most parents with juniors and seniors in high school, I've spent some of my summer touring colleges. This was my fifth time around, so I thought it was time to pass on what I've learned.

Why Some Colleges Are Slashing Tuition

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 02.10.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The cost of college is rising at a breakneck pace...

You Won't Believe Which Schools Are the Top 10 Public High Schools in Illinois!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The four years of high school are such a formative time in a person's life. No matter if you went to one of the high schools on this list, another public school or a private high school, for better or worse high school played a large role in your life while you were growing up.

Judging the Judging of Diets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I'm not sure that alternative diets with some salient feature to define them need to compete with one another. A second and related concern is that this kind of exercise may tend to foster a preoccupation with labels, rather than compositional details.

RANKED: The Colleges With The Most Students

Posted 12.09.2013 | College

College can feel like a big place. Even more so if you're someone who went from a small town with a few hundred total high school students to a state ...

Hey, High School Senior: Dartmouth Wants YOU!

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Linda Flanagan

Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?

Why A Historic University Fell In The Best Colleges Rankings

us news | Bob Morse | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Sidney A. Ribeau, president of Howard University ...

Capitol Doors: Boondoggle, Investment or Symptom?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It seems like there are only two people who are happy about the shiny new $680,000 doors on the State Capitol: the architect overseeing the project and former Gov. Jim Thompson.

RANKED: The Best Public Colleges of 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | College

Once again, California's public universities dominate the U.S. News and World public school rankings. The 2014 list remains relatively unchanged fr...

U.S. News' College Rankings Are Terrible -- But It's Not (Completely) Their Fault

Tom Allison | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Tom Allison

Schools track how different types of students perform and the IRS and Social Security Administration track incomes. Those datasets just aren't talking to each other.

4 Ways To Get Free College Textbooks

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 09.03.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. College can be a shock to the senses for many stu...

Another University Sent False Info To U.S. News For Rankings

Posted 01.02.2013 | College

Tulane University sent false information for at least two years to U.S. News & World Report for the magazine's college ranking consideration, the univ...

The Most Connected Colleges

The Huffington Post/ U.S. News And World Report | Ryan Lytle | Posted 01.15.2013 | College

Technology has exploded in higher education, as new computers, smartphones, and tablets are released that can provide faculty and students better oppo...

A Word of Caution About College Rankings

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Josh A. Goodman

It's not a bad thing to give a ranking some consideration -- especially if it's about its general position rather than its exact number. But if some say to take rankings with a grain of salt, I would recommend giving the salt shaker a few more shakes.

Why Homeschooled Teens Are Ahead Of The Game For College

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Sheehy Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, maki...

The Best High Schools In America For STEM 2012

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Science and technology can play an integral role in boosting the economy and strengthe...

Newsweek: Best High Schools In America 2012

Posted 05.21.2012 | Education

Where are the best public high schools in America? Newsweek has a whole list of answers with its "1,000 Schools That Made the Grade," released Monday....

State, Federal Errors Rank Nevada High School 13th In U.S.

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 05.11.2012 | Education

LAS VEGAS -- Federal and Nevada state officials are taking responsibility for data errors that mistakenly launched a suburban Las Vegas high school ne...

The Best High Schools In America 2012

us news | Laura McMullen | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. When considering your child's education, it may be hard not to focus on the potential ...

Lee Speigel

U.S. News & World Report: 'Why UFOs Are Dangerous' | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Weird News

Why are UFOs dangerous? U.S. News & World Report is tackling that question in a special Mysteries of Space magazine that recently hit newsstands. E...

The Best Grad Schools

Posted 03.13.2012 | College

By Menachem Wecker, US News and World Report As if sticking to new year's resolutions, graduate schools slimmed down in a variety of ways in 2011 a...

Are Colleges More Obsessed With Their Ranking Than Students?

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 02.06.2012 | College

-- When US News & World Report debuted its list of "America's Best Colleges" nearly 30 years ago, the magazine hoped its college rankings would be a ...

The 14 Top Online Graduate Degree Programs

Posted 03.12.2012 | College

So you want to get your graduate degree online. It makes sense, you like your house! However, are you confused by a maze of online education scandal...