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Thursday, April 17, 2014

“Death Spiral” – Harvard Professor Predicts Up To Half Of US Universities May Fail In 15 Years

Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden

“Soaring student debt, competition from online programs and poor job prospects for graduates are shrinking the applicant pools for many universities and, as Bloomberg reports, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities warns “there will clearly be some institutions that won’t make it…through these difficult steps.” Rather stunningly, Moody’s found that expenses are outpacing revenue at 60 percent of the schools it tracks even as many try to slash their way to balanced budgets,” and concluded “what we’re concerned about is the death spiral… this continuing downward momentum for some institutions.”"(more)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025

The Huffington Post – Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

“Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.”(more)

Measuring the ‘Value’ of Higher Education

The Huffington Post – Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

“In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education…Students get the best bang for their dollar when a quality education is offered at an affordable price. In other words, AFFORDABLE education + QUALITY education = REAL VALUE.”(more)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Will the revised SAT be: A. Better; B. Worse; C. Irrelevant

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey

“Now, the testing giant has reversed course and announced that a new version of the SAT will drop the mandatory essay. (And the arcane vocabulary words like pertinacious, unctuous or timorous.).”(more)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg says loss of education funding threatens U.S. future

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Amy McConnell Schaarsmith

“The decline in public financial support for higher education threatens the nation’s safety, stability and prospects for future achievement, and suggests a possibly permanent shift in American priorities, University of Pittsburgh chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said.”(more)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush say higher education is out of reach for too many

The Washington Post – Phillip Rucker

“Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, two leading potential presidential candidates from opposing political parties, both sounded an alarm here Monday about higher education becoming financially out of reach for too many young Americans.”(more)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Higher education still pays off, researcher says

The Tulsa World – Laurie Winslow

“Young people who don’t make education a priority could quickly find themselves falling further behind in today’s increasingly knowledge-based workplace, an associate dean at OU says.”(more)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

4 Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

The Huffington Post – Tim Elmore

“One of my greatest concerns is the poor mental health our teens and young adults experience today. Teenagers in the U.S. endure higher levels of stress than many adults, according to a report by the American Psychological Association. And college students are definitely more “stressed” than students in past generations.”(more)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Personal Economy and Liberal Arts

Inside Higher Ed – Lee Burdette Williams

“I interact daily with students who will soon be on the job market as well as recent graduates who have entered that same tough market, and I have come to realize that the arguments in favor of, or against, the wonders of a liberal arts education tell only half the story. There is an equation at work in determining the likelihood of success, and it is an equation too often overlooked in our defense of the liberal arts: the one that calculates the value of character and personal skills.”(more)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Are Students With Learning Disabilities Poorly-Served In College?

Education News – Alexandria Suarez

“While 94 percent of high school students with learning disabilities receive help, only 17 percent of learning disabled college students do. Colleges and universities across the country are now focusing more attention and resources on helping these reluctant students disclose their conditions before they suffer academically.”(more)