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From investing to debt to budgeting, 19 financial mistakes millennials should avoid

USA Today – Staff Writer

“The money moves you make when you’re young are going to set the stage for future financial success — or make it harder for you to achieve your dreams. While focusing on financial responsibility may not seem like much fun, young people have the benefit of time and a clean slate when it comes to money matters. If you make good choices from the start, you can make the magic of compound interest work for you and set yourself on the path to success. But, it’s important to avoid mistakes that could cost you.” (more)

College students vs. mathematics: why the difficulties?

Eureka Alert – Staff Writer

“Anytime along a student’s travels through school, difficulties in math can arise for a variety of reasons that might include math-specific and other cognitive problems, lack of motivation, socioeconomic barriers and educational factors. Now with a four-year $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Houston associate professor of psychology Paul Cirino is probing the minds of 1,000 Houston Community College students taking developmental or remedial math coursework to find out where the stumbling blocks occur. ” (more)

Are there enough young people going into science?

On Rec – Staff Writer

“Across the world, scientific innovation is driving forward progress – from globalised drug development to technological expansion beyond Silicon Valley. In an era dubbed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, change is happening at a rapid pace and large scale. But in a sector so reliant on top-tier skills, training up the new generation is essential. Are governments across the world investing enough in science education, and does science have enough people power to push ahead?” (more)

Don’t apply to college until you read our guide to how U.S. News ranks schools

The San Diego Tribune – Gary Robbins

“The San Marcos native was perplexed when she noticed that Brigham Young University, her preferred school, was ranked 61st among national universities. “What does that even mean?,” Odom recalls thinking when she chose BYU three years ago. “U.S. News isn’t clear about what it thinks is great about a university, and what isn’t.” Such criticism runs broad and deep, and it doesn’t just involve U.S. News, which will release its highly influential annual rankings on Monday.” (more)

The Crazy Amount America Spends On Higher Education, In One Chart

Forbes – Preston Cooper

“As college students head back to campus for the new academic year, high tuition levels will doubtless be on everyone’s mind. The rising price of college has led progressives to call for a more European-style higher education system, where the government picks up a bigger share of the bill for college. But a new data release from the OECD, a research organization, shows that the high price of college in America isn’t necessarily due to insufficient state support. Rather, the problem is more fundamental.” (more)

Increasing Your Global Fluency

Strategy + Business – Eric J. McNulty

“Unfortunately, though the demand for global-minded leaders is higher than ever, they are in short supply among both those in the workforce and those just entering. In a 2017 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey (pdf) in the United Kingdom, only 34 percent of responding employers were satisfied with applicants’ foreign-language skills. More than one-third, 39 percent, were unhappy about their international cultural awareness.” (more)