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College Isn't A Guarantee To The Middle Class

26-05-2016

College Isn't A Guarantee To The Middle Class

Politicians and commentators love to talk up the notion of a bachelor’s degree as a surefire pathway to the middle class. Statistics show that four-year college graduates earn 68% more than people with only a high school degree. This has led politicians to funnel enormous subsidies into higher education, and for some on the left to go further and call for college to be free entirely. But a surface interpretation of these numbers violates the number... Read more

Looking for a job? IBM has 20,000 openings

23-05-2016

Looking for a job? IBM has 20,000 openings

As IBM transitions from a software and services business to a cloud company, it is letting go workers whose skills carried IBM in the last decade but are no longer in vogue. IBM said last month that it would lay off an unspecified number of people in those legacy businesses, but it announced that it would hire an equal number of people for its high growth units to replace them. The company has posted about 7,000... Read more

College enrollment is dropping. Bad sign?

20-05-2016

College enrollment is dropping. Bad sign?

For years, America's college campuses swelled with more and more students. But enrollment peaked in 2010 at just over 21 million students. Attendance has dropped every year since. By the fall of 2014 -- the most recent year government data is available -- there were 812,069 fewer students walking around college campuses. Some say not to worry, the drop is happening because the economy is improving. More people are going back to work instead of signing up... Read more

These kids are going to college on pot

18-05-2016

These kids are going to college on pot

DENVER — Colorado pot smokers are helping send 25 students to college, the first scholarships in the U.S. funded with taxes on legal marijuana. The awards offered by Pueblo County, in southern Colorado, are the latest windfall from legal Colorado marijuana sales that are also helping build schools and aid the homeless — and in one county, providing 8% rises to municipal workers. Pueblo County is granting $1,000 each to the students, with recipients to be announced later this month. “It’s incredible,”... Read more

About 10,000 students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to take college courses while still in high school

16-05-2016

About 10,000 students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to take college courses while still in high school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. The experimental program allows high school kids to apply for federal Pell grant money to pay for college courses. The "dual enrollment" program is designed to help students from lower-income backgrounds. The Education Department says the... Read more

Feel Free to Wear White Now

30-05-2016

A colleague posted an inquiry to the internet about the social norms on wearing white clothing. She wondered if she flouted the protocol of wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day, by putting on white jeans this past Saturday... Read more

Around the World in 30 Days - May 2016

30-05-2016

Around the World in 30 Days - May 2016

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report "Robots that care for us as we grow old. Cyberattacks against our homes. Extinct animals brought back to life. Ubiquitous sensors eliminating privacy as we now know it. Everybody will have a scandal! In... Read more

10 Things Veterans Should Look for in a …

30-05-2016

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5 Steps for Veterans to Choose an Online…

30-05-2016

When it comes to choosing an online bachelor's program , veterans should – just like any other prospective student – look for qualities such as flexibility and student-faculty interaction, experts say. But there are few other things this population needs... Read more

Merrick Garland Champions Work In Public…

30-05-2016

Merrick Garland Champions Work In Public Service During Commencement Address

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Teaching Democracy in An Era of Anti-Dem…

30-05-2016

Teaching Democracy in An Era of Anti-Democratic Democracies

As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless. Anti-democratic movements are growing in size and power in western democracies. They use the mechanisms of democratic process to threaten the fundamental ideas that... Read more

Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe; AD…

30-05-2016

Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe; AD McCaw resigns (Yahoo Sports)

Scrambling to find a coach to lead its football program through a tumultuous time, Baylor hired a man known for turnarounds and integrity. Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday. Grobe was... Read more

Baylor AD McCaw resigns in wake of sexua…

30-05-2016

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw has resigned, less than a week after he was put on probation as part of the school's reaction to a scathing report about its failure to properly respond to allegations of... Read more

Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe to …

30-05-2016

Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe to replace Briles (Yahoo Sports)

Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles and lead its football program through a tumultuous time. The school announced Monday that Grobe had been named acting coach. Grobe was 77-82, including an... Read more

AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake …

30-05-2016

AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach Grobe (Yahoo Sports)

A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between... Read more

Former NC State, BC assistant Don Horton…

28-05-2016

Former NC State, BC assistant Don Horton dies at 58 (Yahoo Sports)

Don Horton, former North Carolina State and Boston College assistant football coach, has died. The funeral home handling Horton's arrangements in Raleigh said he died Saturday. Horton spent 10 years on Boston College's staff before coming with coach... Read more

Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as bas…

28-05-2016

Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team. ''Reggie brings with him a proven track record of building strong basketball teams and developing young men,'' athletic director Bill Maher said Saturday.... Read more

 

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