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Financial education could ease student loan stress

Futurity – Sheena Rice-Missouri

“Estimates indicate that a quarter of American adults currently have student loans to pay off, and most don’t have the financial literacy to manage their debt successfully. The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt.” (more)

Preschoolers take on math with the help of college students

Ed Source – Ashley Hopkinson

“Instilling confidence in math skills from an early age is the mission of a new math program aimed at California preschoolers. With that in mind, the “Preschool Counts” program enlists undergraduate students to work one-on-one and in pairs with young children to boost their math skills through games and activities. The program began in 2013 on a pilot basis at Stanford University. Students at UCLA and San Francisco State University are also participating in the program.” (more)

The Benefits of Borrowing

Education Next – Benjamin M. Marx and Lesley J. Turner

“The number of undergraduates in the United States has increased by more than 30 percent since 2000, with two-year institutions absorbing the majority of new students. At the same time, outstanding student-loan debt has grown nationwide, reaching $1.4 trillion in 2018.” (more)

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in college

The Hechinger Report – Jill Barshay

“Choose your friends wisely may not only be good parental advice but also a way to do better in college, a research study finds. A trio of researchers put that advice to the test at Berea College, a small liberal arts school in Kentucky, by looking at how much friends actually influence study habits and grades. They found that students who befriended studious peers spent more hours studying themselves and posted higher grades during their freshman year.” (more)

Financial education key to reducing student loan stress

Science Daily – Staff Writer

“It is estimated that a quarter of American adults currently have student loans to pay off, and most do not have the financial literacy to manage debt successfully. The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt. Graduates from the University of Missouri have an average debt of $21,884.” (more)