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Obama administration blames sequester for America’s education problems

Source: redalertpolitic Posted By: Len WIS...440 days ago

Campus: Not specified

It’s been a full three months since the sequester went into effect, but the Obama administration is still blaming it for our nation’s struggles, this time in the education sector. During the....


U.S. education slipping in world rankings: report

Source: washingtontimes Posted By: Bailey COS...441 days ago

Campus: Not specified

The U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to be, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations revealed on Monday. “The real scourge of the U.S. education system —....


Data Reveal a Rise in College Degrees Among Americans

Source: New York Times Posted By: Jason BRI...445 days ago

Campus: Not specified

The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades....


529 plan: Great tool for your kid's education

Source: USA Today Posted By: Jason BRI...445 days ago

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There's little that you can be sure of in this crazy economic environment, but one thing that seems certain is that most kids need a college degree to get ahead – and that their college degree....


Report: Utah behind on 2020 college graduate goal

Source: sltrib.com Posted By: Jacky SIL...446 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Utah must significantly ramp up the number of people earning college degrees and certificates to meet its goal of increasing those numbers to 66 percent by the year 2020, according to a new report.....


Republicans Want to Free America from Federal Education Mandates

Source: nationalreview. Posted By: Ronny FLI...447 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Over the last decade, the U.S. Department of Education has become so congested with federal mandates that it has become, in effect, a national school board. If you remember the childhood game....


Bill Would Allow Families to Save More for Education

Source: blog.heritage.o Posted By: Ronny FLI...447 days ago

Campus: Not specified

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives could have widespread benefits to parents saving for a child’s education. The Helping Families Save for Education Act, introduced by Representatives....


College Bound program helps students focus on education

Source: spokesman.com Posted By: Len WIS...448 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Study after study shows that a college degree is the best chance for low-income students to improve their lives. But those students may feel powerless to make college a reality. A Washington....


Survey shows growing support for online education in California

Source: L. A. Times Posted By: Cat BEC...452 days ago

Campus: Not specified

For Steven Ancheta, the time is long past for more arguments about online education's merits and convenience. The West Covina resident, who is enrolled in a fully online program for a bachelor's....


Protesters rally against education cuts

Source: citizensvoice.c Posted By: Maxcy JON...453 days ago

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While Gov. Tom Corbett was touting some of his plans to a friendly business crowd across town, a small group of parents and union workers - brandishing hand-made signs bashing the chief executive....


College graduates leave N.E. at fastest rate in US

Source: bostonglobe.com Posted By: Billy TAM...455 days ago

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Recent college graduates leave New England at a faster rate than any region in the country, diminishing a vital resource for an economy that relies on brain power, according to a new report by....


Grads turn to community colleges to boost job hopes

Source: Chicago Tribune Posted By: Billy TAM...455 days ago

Campus: Not specified

In 2010, Jessica Underwood graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha with a stellar academic record, a can-do attitude and a newly minted business degree. But it's been a rough entry into....


States Spending The Least On Education: 24/7 Wall St.

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Anna CEC...456 days ago

Campus: Not specified

In 2011, for the first time in decades, the amount the nation’s schools spent per student fell. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest release on education spending, the nation’s schools....


$6M lawsuit against NYC education department

Source: newsday.com Posted By: Mary PER...459 days ago

Campus: Not specified

A $6 million lawsuit claims that three students forced a third-grader to perform oral sex on them at their Harlem elementary school. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/179S5Wh ) says the alleged....


Major education bills await Perry's signature

Source: mysanantonio.co Posted By: Johnnie RIM...460 days ago

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From the trivial to the titanic, legislators tackled a host of public education bills this session. They restored cuts made to Texas public school funding in 2011, reduced high-stakes testing,....


Jeb Bush talks right-to-work, education reform and immigration at Mackinac Policy Conference

Source: mlive.com Posted By: Johnnie RIM...460 days ago

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Michigan's economy is headed in the right direction under Gov. Rick Snyder, who has embraced the Republican thought-leader's calls for comprehensive immigration....


Ten state universities join with online education provider

Source: L. A. Times Posted By: Johnnie RIM...460 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems around the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the....


529 College Savings Plan Giveaways On Tap On May 29

Source: Forbes Posted By: Renee HIC...461 days ago

Campus: Not specified

May 29 is National 529 Day, and the college savings plan industry is giving away cash prizes to spread the word about 529 plans. Missouri, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee are all giving....


Privatizing Education in Chicago

Source: truthdig.com Posted By: Renee HIC...461 days ago

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The Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 of the city’s public schools as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save more than $500 million, or half the district’s deficit. Some....


Delinquent US student loans hit record high, with over $100 billion past due

Source: rt.com Posted By: Benny Penito..462 days ago

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The number and value of overdue student loans has reached an all-time high in the US as nearly a third of 20- to 24-year-olds are currently unemployed, according to a report by the Department....






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