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Friday, December 19, 2014

For the Kids: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Huffington Post – Rich Linton

“As the holidays approach, so do requests from family and friends about what to give the kids this year. Meanwhile, visions of unused toys and clothes dance in parents’ heads. Instead of asking for the hottest toy this year, consider a gift that will actually keep on giving: an investment in your child’s future. Not only does a financial gift provide an opportunity to talk to kids about responsibility, but it can also set your child on the path for sound savings habits and help protect your own hard-earned savings.”(more)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Girl Scouts get hands-on with science, technology at Cal State San Bernardino

The Sun – Beau Yarbrough

“Since 1979, the majority of college students have been women, according to the U.S. Department of Education. As of 2012, they make up 56.8 percent of all college students. But it’s not evenly distributed, with relatively few female students studying science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) majors: In 2007, women only earned 17 percent of the degrees in engineering, compared to 79 percent of the degrees in education, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. At Cal State San Bernardino, things are a bit better — 35 percent of the students in STEM majors are women — but university officials and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio hope to further improve those figures.”(more)

Friday, December 5, 2014

More support urged for gifted pupils

BBC News – Judith Burns

“The most able pupils in English state schools need more help to reach their potential, says an education charity…Too many bright 11-year-olds fail to maintain their early advantage or progress to higher education, says the Sutton Trust…It points out that the drop-off in performance of pupils in low- and middle-income groups can only damage the UK’s overall performance.”(more)

White House summit seeks to boost college graduation rates (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – Jacob Axelrad

“Education leaders from around the United States gathered for the White House’s College Opportunity Day of Action to spread what they say is an increasingly urgent message: a high school education is no longer enough in today’s economy…the summit focused on ways to help students get to and graduate from college.”(more)

Friday, November 14, 2014

College vs. creativity: Context of education is changing

The Tennessean – John Huber

“Creativity, hiring managers’ buzzword du jour, is no longer a bonus but a necessity for today’s economy…But are universities, the bastions for learning and enlightenment, actually shrinking creative capacity in their students?…for the engaged student, college fosters intellectual discovery and development with diverse learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, that help teach you how to integrate knowledge and make connections. These are critical skills…” (more)

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of College

Fox Business – Andrea Murad

“What you study and the skills you develop during college can make a difference when you start your job search after graduation…Experts provide five tips to help you plan your college career.” (more)

Friday, November 7, 2014

How Republicans can improve higher education

The Washington Post – Ramesh Ponnuru & Yuval Levin

“Republicans would be wise to begin by focusing on practical problems…Perhaps the foremost example is higher education, which has never been prominent on the conservative agenda but should become so now. The basic problems to be addressed are well known.” (more)

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Shape of a Radically Pragmatic College Education

The Huffington Post – Jayson Boyers

“In the two years of 2012 and 2013, the number of college students fell… There were fewer students in 2012 than in 2010…More shocking still is the reporting by the New York Times that 33 percent of universities and colleges will be in danger of closing and are on an unsustainable fiscal path in the next decade should the trend continue…the question is how learning institutions respond.” (more)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What reauthorizing the Higher Education Act means for students

USA Today – Staff Writer

“For the first time since the Higher Education Act was introduced nearly 50 years ago, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion.” (more)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Higher Education — What’s the Point?

The Huffington Post – Julian L. Alssid

“…what is the point of education? It can no longer be an either/or question–learning versus experience. The reality is we need both to ensure we have the workforce we need for the next century and the citizens ready to make the most of it.” (more)