24 août 2019

Free college proposals should include private colleges

The ConversationStudents can use federal financial aid to attend any college they want, whether public or private.
But the “free college” proposals floated by some 2020 presidential candidates would increase federal funding only for community colleges or state-run universities. Private nonprofit universities would be excluded. More...

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5 tips for college students to avoid burnout

The ConversationBurnout is a stress-related state of exhaustion and often leads to feelings of isolation, low accomplishment and even depression. Although research has long shown that burnout affects employees, we now know burnout also affects students. More...

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College rankings might as well be student rankings

The ConversationU.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” – perhaps the most influential of these rankings – first appeared in 1983. Since then, many other rankings have emerged, assessing colleges and universities on cost, the salaries of graduates and other factors. More...

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Students who plan to seek more education than needed for their career earn more money

The ConversationWhen it comes to career success, it pays to aim for more education than what you need for the job you want. More...

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Why building community – even through discomfort – could help stressed college students

The ConversationIt is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college are reporting levels of anxiety, depression and social isolation higher than previous generations. The phrase “mental health crisis” has become commonplace within higher education circles. More...

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400 years of black giving: From the days of slavery to the 2019 Morehouse graduation

The ConversationOn top of paying tribute to his ancestors, I see this generous act as an extension of the underappreciated heritage of African American philanthropy that began soon after the first enslaved Africans disembarked in Virginia in 1619. More...

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Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered

The ConversationThe National Association of College Stores reports that students spent an average of US$415 each on required course materials during the 2018-2019 school year. The College Board says students should budget $1,240 annually for books and supplies. More...

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How college towns could benefit more from throngs of student volunteers

The ConversationMillions of college students volunteer at soup kitchens, animal shelters and other nonprofits near where they go to school. The arrangement gives these young adults valuable experience that can help them launch their careers while giving charities a hand. More...

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Could a tax on stock trades pay off the nation’s student debt?

The ConversationIf several of the Democratic candidates for president have their way, student debt will be a thing of the past – at least for current student loan borrowers. More...

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What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4 charts

The ConversationDespite years of government desegregation efforts and the proven benefits of integrated schools, our recently published research shows that U.S. school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools. More...

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