As developing nations industrialize and the United States moves toward an increasingly global economy, education must be the glue that holds American society together as the transition occurs to a post-industrial future.
This week's White House "College Opportunity" summit will focus on an overlooked area with enormous potential for student success: K-12 and higher education working together to improve college completion. It sounds so simple and obvious. In fact many assume it's already happening.
With the median age of a college student closer to 27 than 19, we need to provide options that enable students to capitalize and benefit from their experience. The advent of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a definite step in the right direction.
One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"
With the cost of a four year college education rapidly moving beyond the range of affordability for many families, this is an excellent time to take a close look as some well-paying occupations that don't require a degree. Fortunately, there are plenty of them.
While more women than men are attending college and earning degrees, pay equity between the genders remains elusive. However, according to new research, the gap in pay equity decreases when looking at the types of degrees individuals hold versus the institutions they attend.
A new study from the Federal Reserve offers more evidence that my humanities-loving child will graduate with lots of debt
About 20 states nationwide have the kind of data used in the study, Schneider said, but most do not make the information
I think what any individual chooses to do with her degree is her own business. I personally went to college to learn, shocking as that might sound, and have no idea where life might take me next.
We know the future economy needs more Americans with a high-quality education after high school. But that training comes in many forms. Several four-year colleges operate co-op programs coupled with a liberal education, for example, preparing their graduates to launch their careers.
That gap translated to a wide disparity for employment, especially among those with the least education, the agency said
“If we can double the 10-percent two-year degree rate to get to a 20, 25 percent rate, we will be up there in total college
Higher education is about more than getting a job. The investments that individual students -- and society overall -- make in higher education have important civic and academic benefits. But we can do a better job of making sure more students are achieving better career benefits as well.