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A Defense of College Rankings: U.S. News Fires Back

22-09-2016

A Defense of College Rankings: U.S. News Fires Back

To the Editor: “Why College Rankings Are a Joke” (column, Sept. 18) is a cheap and unsubstantiated shot at an organization that has been driving transparency in higher education for the benefit of students and families for more than 30 years. As Frank Bruni admits, “the copious information that U.S. News collects about the student bodies and academic tracks at hundreds of schools produces a mother lode of useful facts and figures that go far beyond the... Read more

Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need

20-09-2016

Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need

For most parents, paying for college isn’t easy; but some schools offer enough institutional dollars to students to offset expensive sticker prices. Many schools that report meeting the full financial need of students are private colleges and universities. For the 2015-2016 school year, only 66 colleges and universities out of 1,100 schools claimed to meet full financial need, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey. The amount given in financial need is usually... Read more

The 10 Best Community Colleges in the United States

13-09-2016

The 10 Best Community Colleges in the United States

The high cost of college tuition makes it difficult to finance a college education and often leads to students graduating with high levels of debt. A proven way to manage the cost of education is to start by attending a lower-cost community college. The top community colleges in the U.S. combine quality academic programs with high graduation or transfer rates, quality job-placement services, and financial aid packages that allow students to graduate with low levels... Read more

How To Figure Out What You Should Do For A Living

12-09-2016

How To Figure Out What You Should Do For A Living

While speaking with a 20-something the other day for the first time about what she wishes to do next with her career, I encouraged her to think carefully and analytically about what she liked and disliked about her previous jobs. I pressed her to consider not only the teams she worked with, bosses she reported to, and how she spent her days, but also whether she fit naturally into those roles, and why or why... Read more

College students using more pot, but fewer opioids

08-09-2016

College students using more pot, but fewer opioids

American college students’ use of marijuana continues to increase, but the appeal of other drugs, including amphetamines and opioids, may be waning, a new study found. The proportion of college students who reported past-year use of marijuana rose from 30 percent in 2006 to 38 percent in 2015, according to the study from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Daily or near-daily pot use (20 or more times in the previous 30 days) reached nearly... Read more

40,000 Students Out of School as ITT Technical Institutes Shuts Down All Campuses

06-09-2016

40,000 Students Out of School as ITT Technical Institutes Shuts Down All Campuses

ITT Educational Services, one of the largest operators of for-profit technical schools, ended operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes on Tuesday, citing government action to curtail the company’s access to millions of dollars in federal loans and grants, a critical source of revenue. The move to shut down the chain of career schools after 50 years arrives two weeks after the Education Department said ITT would no longer be allowed to enroll new students who rely on... Read more

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With Th…

25-09-2016

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With The Air Jordans He Always Wanted

Christmas came early for this high school football coach.... Read more

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With Th…

25-09-2016

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With The Air Jordans He Always Wanted

Christmas came early for this high school football coach.... Read more

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With Th…

25-09-2016

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With The Air Jordans He Always Wanted

Christmas came early for this high school football coach.... Read more

Walking Encyclopedias, Cash Clerks and N…

24-09-2016

Two months ago, a colleague shared with me a T-shirt describing a long list of responsibilities horrifying in scope and scale. Including roles such as 'petty cash clerk, walking encyclopedia, scapegoat and nose wiper', the T-Shirt comically concluded that "You... Read more

The Global Search for Education: The Mil…

24-09-2016

The Global Search for Education: The Millennial Bloggers - Distrust in Leadership

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should... Read more

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades Th…

24-09-2016

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

First published in The Hechinger Report A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: "How can your college be... Read more

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinkin…

23-09-2016

Teacher: So far, we've been discussing how the Greeks viewed this life given their view of the afterlife, then whether the belief in the afterlife today affects one's view of this life, and now, for our last question, can you... Read more

It's My Money and I Want it Now!

23-09-2016

It's My Money and I Want it Now!

Do you remember that commercial? Ironically, the PAID actors would throw open their windows and doors, stick their heads outside, and yell, "It's my money and I want it NOW!" I am not one of those paid actors - I... Read more

LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orger…

25-09-2016

LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron (Yahoo Sports)

LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The moves came less than 24-hours after Miles briefly watched his players celebrate what they thought... Read more

AP Sources: LSU fires Miles, Cameron, pr…

25-09-2016

AP Sources: LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron (Yahoo Sports)

Two people familiar with the decision say LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. Miles' firing, reported first by The Advocate of... Read more

Duke KR DeVon Edwards suffers season-end…

25-09-2016

Duke KR DeVon Edwards suffers season-ending knee injury (Yahoo Sports)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke says safety and kick returner DeVon Edwards is out for the season with torn knee ligaments.f6e7205bb6c5d9d3bd9f910cdbb19018... Read more

Stanford rallies for late win on end-zon…

25-09-2016

Stanford rallies for late win on end-zone fade at UCLA (Yahoo Sports)

The fade route in the end zone sometimes isn't a popular play call, but No. 7 Stanford made it work in its 22-13 comeback win at UCLA. The Cardinal will need their passing offense to work more consistently to... Read more

No. 11 Tennessee withstanding injuries, …

25-09-2016

No. 11 Tennessee withstanding injuries, early deficits (Yahoo Sports)

The trend continued Saturday when they erased a 21-point deficit to beat Florida 38-28 despite missing three of their top four defensive players. Florida, which had been ranked 19th, slipped to 23rd in the latest Top 25. Indeed,... Read more

AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU…

25-09-2016

AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of poll (Yahoo Sports)

Wisconsin moved up to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season.e0293b25bddf5a2e3dcb8d58c1ee3644... Read more

Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator a…

25-09-2016

Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator after 1-3 start (Yahoo Sports)

Hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder following a 1-3 start. The school tweeted a new release saying VanGorder is being replaced by defensive analyst Greg... Read more

 

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