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Monday, September 29, 2014

U.S. Treasury doesn’t see student loans leading to meltdown

Reuters – Staff Writer

“The Obama administration on Monday said the country’s giant load of student loan debt would not lead to a “meltdown” but warned that too many Americans were being held back by their college borrowing.” (more)

California community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees

Reuters – Sharon Bernstein

“California’s two-year colleges would be able to offer baccalaureate degrees under a law signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who also rejected extra funding for the state’s strapped university systems.” (more)

Friday, September 26, 2014

How Parents Can Hedge Against Rising Tuition Prices

Forbes – Reyna Gobel

“Trying to figure out what tuition will cost 18 years from now when your newborn baby is ready for college can be as difficult as saving the money itself. So what can you do to guarantee the money you’ll save will actually help your child get through college? Invest in prepaid tuition plans.” (more)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Language learning by the numbers — and how you can come out on top

USA Today – Amelia Friedman

“Learning a language can advance our careers, our personal lives, our cognition, and our potential to make a positive impact on the world. Here’s why:” (more)

Monday, September 22, 2014

There Is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Employers Say

U.S. News – Mark I. McNutt

“With significant attention being paid to the utility of an education within STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), liberal arts grads may find themselves asking: What is the value of their liberal arts education?.” (more)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 Places Millennials Are Moving For Bigger Paychecks

Time – Donna Rosato

“Over the past five years, Gen Yers have decamped for some surprisingly pricey cities in search of a higher-paying job.” (more)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Students drawn to study Mandarin and Japanese

The Sydney Morning Herald – Henry Belot

“Japanese and Chinese languages remain among the most popular studied at the Australian National University…Dr Mark Strange, head of the Department of East Asian Studies at the ANU, said the interest in the languages reflected both the geopolitical and economic importance of China and Japan…” (more)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Demonstrate College Readiness If You Want a Federal Grant or Loan

Education Next – Paul E. Peterson

“Before receiving a federal grant that never needs to be repaid (as is the case with Pell grants and some loans), the recipient should demonstrate that they are worthy of support by passing an appropriate set of examinations.” (more)

Survey: Foreign Education is Expensive, With US in 3rd

Education News – Grace Smith

“An international education is very expensive in most cases. US students seeking higher education in a foreign country will find that the annual cost for college in Australia is $42,000, Singapore costs $39,000, and the UK will run about $37,000.” (more)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Governor: Science, math key – and so is writing

The Argus Leader – Steve Young

“High school graduates in South Dakota looking at $25,000 in debt for a college degree should do the math first, Gov. Dennis Daugaard says.” (more)