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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)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

NPR – Anya Kamenetz

“The conventions of the credit hour, the semester and the academic year were formalized in the early 1900s. Time forms the template for designing college programs, accrediting them and — crucially — funding them using federal student aid.” (more)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6 Things You MUST Know About Repaying Your Student Loans

Ed.gov – Nicole Callahan

“When it comes to repaying your federal student loans, there’s a lot to consider. By taking the time to understand the details of repayment, you can save yourself time and money. REMEMBER: You never have to pay for help with your federal student loans. If you have any questions at all, contact your servicer. They provide FREE help.” (more)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Education Is Worth the Investment

The Huffington Post – William J. Lowe

“There is no greater financial investment in one’s future than a college degree…the pay gap between college graduates and those without a degree reached a high in 2013…And, the wage gap is only increasing…” (more)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

California Bill Would Allow Community Colleges to Award 4-Year Degrees

Education News – Kristin Decarr

“A number of community colleges in California could begin to offer four-year degrees if a new bill is signed by the state’s governor…the state will need about 1 million more workers to hold a four-year degree within the next 10 years.” (more)