Colleges Fight to Retain Interest of STEM Majors
19 Jun 2013 | 11:41 am
Experts estimate that less than 40 percent of students who enter college as STEM majors actually wind up earning a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
How the Government Calculates the Cost of Student Loans
19 Jun 2013 | 10:02 am
A couple of weeks ago, the Student Loan Ranger detailed some of the proposals Congress is pondering to provide short- and long-term fixes to the imminent doubling of interest rates on subsidized federal direct loans. Part of that debate is data released last month by the Congressional Budget Office that shows a fiscal year 2013 "profit" of $50.6 billion for the Department of Education.
Budget deal would aid Ore. colleges, universities
19 Jun 2013 | 9:55 am
Oregon's public universities and community colleges will be among the first in line to get more money if a so-far-elusive budget compromise results in more revenue and lower employee pension costs. Students ...
Alabama's new tax credits limited to transfers
19 Jun 2013 | 9:40 am
Alabama's Department of Revenue determined the state's new private school tax credits don't apply to students who are already in private schools, even if they live in zones where failing public schools ...
Report: Too many teachers, too little quality
18 Jun 2013 | 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
Technology to Keep International Students Connected
18 Jun 2013 | 12:49 pm
If homesickness is setting in, international students can let virtual communication ease the disconnect from loved ones back home or close friends who have traveled elsewhere to pursue higher education.
Op-Ed: We Must Do More to Prepare Our New Teachers for the Classroom
18 Jun 2013 | 11:39 am
Americans regularly tell pollsters that the medical profession is the one they admire most. But just a century ago, the medical profession wasn’t held in such high regard. One of the main reasons was the uneven quality of medical training.
Ill. colleges plan training for gas drilling jobs
18 Jun 2013 | 11:07 am
Two colleges in southern Illinois have announced a cooperative agreement to provide training in the emerging field of high-volume oil and gas drilling. Officials from Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg ...
Challenge to elite South African schools that segregate by language
18 Jun 2013 | 7:24 am
A majority-white South African public school has drawn accusations of trying to segregate itself from the black population through its language policy, touching off a court battle that could eventually impact the racial makeup of some of the country's best public schools.
North Carolina’s state education boss wants to exempt teachers from income tax
18 Jun 2013 | 2:36 am
North Carolina legislators probably won’t act on a proposal by the elected supervisor of the state’s public school system to exempt teachers from the burden of personal income taxes.
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