education

Is an MBA Worth the Cost?

The top-ranked graduate business school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, is the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. For students entering the Master of Business Administration ...
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US Lags in Giving Young Americans 21st Century Skills

No one can argue that technological progress hasn't changed the lives of billions of people around the world. Rather than slowing down, the pace of technological change appears to be ...
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Growing Number of Teachers Take on a Second Job to Make Ends Meet

America's public schools struggle with a variety of issues, ranging from student safety to whether they will be able to support a school drama club. While these issues are not ...
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Famous Colleges Aside, It’s Easier Than Ever to Get into Good Universities, Study Shows

Among the things lost in the admissions scandal involving parents who paid money under the table to get their children into elite schools is that college is not that hard ...
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Only 4.5% of Applicants Got Into Harvard, the Lowest Level Ever

Where does a scandal like the one that has thrown the nation's focus onto college admission start? Almost certainly, when families see how nearly impossible it is to get into ...
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FBI College Admissions Scandal Sting’s One Public Company Shares

Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) saw its shares trade down sharply on Tuesday, but it's not based on earnings or any other traditional metrics that you might have expected. Tuesday's ...
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At $38 Billion, Harvard’s Endowment Tops All Universities

A new study of the endowments of the top colleges and universities in America puts Harvard's endowment at $38.3 billion. The figure is well ahead of any other educational institution. ...
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Student Debt Stopped 400,000 Home Sales

Between 2005 and 2014, the homeownership rate among Americans in an age range of 24 to 32 dropped by 8.8 percentage points, more than double the drop in the number ...
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LA Teacher Strike Sidelines 600,000 Students

Teachers at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have gone on strike to protest what they claim are classes with too many students. The United Teachers Los Angeles union ...
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US Colleges Making the Most Money From Application Fees

Applications from high school students wanting to begin their college educations next fall have already begun landing on admissions counselors' desks and will continue in a rising tide through the ...
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Half of Violent Threats Against Schools Occur in Just 10 States

When a mass shooting occurs at a U.S. school, it is nearly impossible to miss the story. But tragic incidents like the killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory ...
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The Rust Belt Needs Capital to Turn Talent and Innovation Into Jobs

By John C. Austin, nonresident senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution Since Rust Belt voters tipped the results of the 2016 election, interest in effective ...
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States (and Colleges) With the Highest Average Student Loan Debt

U.S. student loan debt at the end of the second quarter of 2018 totaled $1.532 trillion, up by $8 billion from the total at the end of the first quarter. ...
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Business Leaders Want to Build ‘Talent Pipeline’

A common complaint from employers ever since the financial crisis is that they can't find employees with the skills businesses need. For a time this so-called structural unemployment grabbed a ...
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Student Loan Debt Higher, More Onerous for Women

The amount of student loan debt outstanding in the United States is a staggering $1.4 trillion. Nearly two-thirds of that debt is owed by women. Although it's true that women ...
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