Education Department Dials Back Plan to Rate Colleges

The Seattle Times – Haley Sweetland Edwards “The Department of Education announced this week that it’s backing off its ambitious and controversial plan to rate all of the nation’s colleges and universities, marking a win for institutions and the vast...

Kids and Money: Practical talk about the cost of an education

The Herald Review – Steve Rosen “Mark Kantrowitz grew up in Boston, was a star high school math student and won big college scholarships. He received degrees from two of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and had career options. He chose higher...

New college graduates: How well prepared to be global problem-solvers?

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo “Kevin Lyman has a shiny new degree in computer and systems engineering. But instead of tossing a cap during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., he...

Here’s How to Make a Gap Year Before College Count

Time – Joe O’Shea “Over the next three months, many high school graduates across America will start college. Some, unprepared for the challenges of higher education or the independence it requires, will struggle without clear direction. Almost half won’t...