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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)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eleven public universities join alliance to help low-income students graduate

The Christian Science Monitor – Amanda Paulson

“The idea behind the alliance is to identify successful pilot programs for increasing graduation rates, share them in ways they can be applied on other campuses, and take successful models to scale.” (more)

Friday, September 12, 2014

10 Ways Universities Can Improve Entrepreneurship Education

Forbes – Ashoka

“Nowadays, global business changes at such a stunning pace, entry-level professionals barely have time to acclimate themselves to a new company, a new competitive environment, or new operational requirements. The challenges faced by young workers include lack of experience, a complex corporate world, and business education that is too theoretical and out of sync with companies’ day-to-day needs.” (more)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Companies invest in broader access to college – and in the future workforce

The Guardian – Sarah Shemkus

“With available jobs outpacing qualified candidates, some firms including Ernst & Young, Starbucks and even Walmart help steer youth to, and all the way through, higher education.” (more)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent

The New York Times – Miki Tanikawa

“Brendan White, a senior at Temple University’s Japan campus, says he has it all figured out. He is dressed in his “job hunt” black suit, accessorized with shiny leather shoes, a crisp white shirt — plain, no stripes and no wrinkles — and a black briefcase, for which he ponied up $20, just for this job-hunting season.” (more)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why You Might Want More Than One College Savings Account

Time – Kerri Anne Renzulli

“The good news: There is no difference in how Coverdell ESAs and 529 savings plans factor into your child’s student aid, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors.com, a website that helps people plan and pay for college.” (more)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Is a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

The Star – David Friend

“Is there value in a “gap year” after high school? That’s the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university.” (more)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to Save up to 70% on College Textbooks

Time – Laura M. Colarusso

“While the cost of class materials is going up, students are spending less on average. Here’s how they’re cutting their costs—and how you can, too.” (more)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prepping students with autism for life after K-12

E-School – Laura Devaney

“Transitioning to higher education or the workforce is a challenge for most K-12 students, but it can be more challenging for students with autism as they learn to navigate new environments.” (more)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

E-School – Meris Stansbury

“From ePortfolios to YouTube videos, and from PowerPoint presentations to blogs, more colleges and universities are looking to see students’ skills in software, presentation, and social media.” (more)