22 avril 2018

A Look at Geographic Distribution of Student Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new web tool from the Urban Institute reveals the geographic distribution of student loan debt, with interactive data on debt levels and the share of people who took out student loans at both state and county levels. More...

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Calif.'s 2-Year System Signs Transfer Agreement With UC

HomeBy Paul Fain. California's community college system and the University of California system on Wednesday announced a joint agreement that seeks to increase the number of community college students who transfer to UC campuses, some of which receive very large numbers of applications. More...

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DeVos and Predecessors to Speak at Reagan Institute Event

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is hosting a star-studded "summit" on education today in Washington. The event will feature a bipartisan group of speakers, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and at least five of her predecessors. More...

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Columbia's Medical School to Eliminate Loans

HomeBy Paul Fain. Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons this week announced that it would eliminate student loans with scholarships for all students who qualify for financial aid. Roughly half of the students who are currently enrolled at the college receive some form of aid. More...

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HR Firm to Buy General Assembly

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Adecco Group, a major temporary-staffing firm based in Switzerland, announced Monday that it will buy General Assembly, the largest skills and coding boot camp provider in the U.S. General Assembly has 20 campuses and trains employees for corporate partners, including IBM and Capital One, and also offers boot camps to low-income students in cooperation with LaGuardia Community College. More...

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Ed Tech and Job Training

HomeBy Paul Fain. Predictions of doom for hidebound colleges have been less common during sessions at the conference. Instead, attendees are focused on job training and the skills gap, challenges most think offer opportunities for both technology-focused start-ups and the more nimble segments of higher education. More...

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Student Government Leaders Call for Gun Control

HomeBy Paul Fain. Student government presidents from 82 colleges and universities signed a letter to leaders in the U.S. Congress and to President Donald Trump calling for "common sense" gun control. More...

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Relevance and Perceptions of Higher Education

HomeBy Paul Fain. People are much more likely to have positive perceptions about the value and quality of their college experience when they feel their college courses are relevant to their work and daily lives, according to the results of a survey conducted by Strada Education Network and Gallup. More...

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Rubio Changes Tune on Philosophers

HomeBy Paul Fain. Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, repeatedly criticized the academic discipline of philosophy during his campaign to become the GOP's presidential candidate in 2016. "I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education," Rubio said during one debate. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."
That statement in some ways anticipated recent comments by President Trump, who has suggested that community colleges change their names to vocational schools. More...

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High Default Rates at New York For-Profit Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. New York State in 2016 spent $68 million on scholarships that went to students who were attending for-profit colleges, according to a new report from the Century Foundation. More...

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