Category: Education

20Sep
EducationFeatured

$100 Million Awarded in Contest to Rethink U.S. High Schools

An organization announced on Wednesday that it had chosen the winners of $10 million grants in a competition to rethink the American high school. The organization — the XQ Institute, which is backed by...

28Aug
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ITT College Chain Barred From Enrolling Students With U.S. Aid

The federal Department of Education imposed strict new rules on Thursday on one of the nation’s largest for-profit education companies, ITT Educational Services, barring it from enrolling new students...

26Aug
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Judge: Ferguson, Missouri schools blocked African-American candidates from board elections

(Reuters) – Board elections for the Ferguson, Missouri, school district are unfair to African-American voters, a judge ruled Monday, citing a reluctance by white voters to support black candidates...

26Aug
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See inside the school Bill Gates thinks could be the future of learning

Bill Gates is one of the most successful people in history, but even he admits his education could’ve been better. “I was good at math, but when it came to writing, I felt less sure of...

19Aug
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2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

Last year’s law school graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks developments in the...

15Aug
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This chart shows how quickly college tuition has skyrocketed since 1980

Student-loan debt in the US has grown to a staggering $1.3 trillion, and many policymakers refer to the seemingly inexorable levels of mounting debt as a crisis. Some, like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders,...

15Aug
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Here are the differences between the SAT and the ACT

As the summer winds down and students prepare for the fall semester, the issue of college admissions will undoubtedly begin to weigh heavily on the minds of high-school seniors. One of the biggest...

05Aug
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This is what happens when you compare business school students’ debt to their starting salaries

An MBA can lead to a lucrative career in high-demand fields. Graduates of top-tier business schoolsusually earn higher starting salaries than their peers who went to lower-ranked schools – but often...

28Jul
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The 50 best law schools in America

While it can be tough to get into elite law schools, the real challenge happens post-graduation: securing a good job. Law-school enrollment remains high — 39,984 students graduated in the class of 2015...

18Jul
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US spending on prisons and jails grew three times as fast as spending on education in the last 3 decades

A new federal report reveals that state and local governments have increased spending on prisons and jails at three times the rate they’ve increased spending on grade-school education in the last...