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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Report: Young Families More Educated, But Earning Less

Education News – Grace Smith

“The newly released 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances reveals that the median family with a head who is under 35 years old earned $35,509 in 2013 dollars. When adjusted for inflation that amount is 6% less than similar families reported in the first survey like this one in 1989. Floyd Norris, writing for The New York Times, says that though young families are better educated, but they are earning lower incomes.” (more)

Monday, September 15, 2014

HR Report: College Degrees Worth $24K More in Yearly Salary

Education News – Kristin DeCarr

“According to a report from human resources service provider TriNet, higher education could help prospective employees find higher paying jobs and lower the chances of becoming unemployed.” (more)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The state of U.S. education: Above-average spending, below-average graduation rates

The Washington Post – Christopher Ingraham

“New data out this week paint a less-then-flattering portrait of the U.S. education system. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development notes that while a large proportion of adults have college degrees, degree attainment is rising much faster in other developed countries.” (more)

Why investing in education is good for our economy

Fox News – Elaine Wynn

“For kids, education is a basic human right. For adults, providing that education is a moral imperative.” (more)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

How much student loan debt is too much?

USA Today – Jon Fortunbury

“If you graduated from college this past spring, you’re part of the most indebted graduating class ever.” (more)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Parents May Be Mismanaging Student Debt with Serious Future Impact

Education News – Kristin DeCarr

“According to a recent survey by Citizens Financial Group, 58% of parents report being worried they may not be able to retire when they want to due to their child’s student debt.” (more)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fiscal Recovery Buoys K-12 Budgets as School Year Opens

Education Week – Andrew Ujifusa

“The modest but steady recovery of state K-12 budgets over the past few years is expected to continue, national experts on education finance say, although to what extent schools and districts will feel a real impact from budget changes for the 2014-15 school year is an open question.” (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

LAUSD report faults iPad bidding

The L.A. Times – Staff Writer

“The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to the draft of an internal school district report obtained by The Times.” (more)

Florida governor vows record education spending in re-election bid

Reuters – Bill Cotterell

“Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised record spending on education next year if he wins a tough re-election campaign.” (more)