education

Student Debt Nears $1.5 Trillion, 5 Times 2003 Level

As of the end of the second quarter of this year, U.S. student loan debt outstanding amounted to $1.48 trillion, a total more than five times the amount borrowed in ...
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The Best and Worst Thing About Every State

Residents of every state have at least one aspect of their home they can brag about, but also one they would probably rather forget. Minnesota state residents may gloat ...
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The 2019 SATs: More Students, Lower Scores

Good news, bad news: More high school students in the class of 2019 took the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than last year. However, overall scores were down. Neither ...
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Poll: Satisfaction With U.S. Education Hits 15-Year High

Americans are particularly pleased with the education systems and opportunities that the country offers. That figure reached a 15-year high this year. Since education results in the United States often ...
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Student Debt Repayment Is Completely Different for White and Black Americans

The total student loan debt for more than 44 million U.S. student borrowers exceeds $1.5 trillion. On one hand, that's a testament to an American students' desire to invest in ...
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Teachers Are 3 Times More Likely to Need a Second Job to Make Ends Meet

One frequent criticism of the U.S. school system, particularly public schools, is that teachers are paid less than people in many other professions. New research shows some teachers cannot make ...
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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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