education

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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Michigan State’s Endowment Is $2 Billion, Nassar Victims Will Get $500 Million

Michigan State has settled suits that involved sex abuse by Larry Nassar, a sports doctor. The amount agreed upon to compensate approximately 300 women was $500 million. The university has ...
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Colleges Skirting Regulations by Encouraging Delays on Student Loan Payments

It is no secret that the United States is heavily bogged down with student debt. A recent Federal Reserve study on debt showed that there more than 44 million Americans ...
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46.5% of College Dropouts in Default

About 60% of all college graduates complete their bachelor degree programs, with an average student loan debt of $16,723. The average college dropout owes nearly as much — $13,930 — ...
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For-Profit Colleges Strayer, Capella to Merge

For-profit colleges Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) and Capella Education Co. (NASDAQ: CPLA) have agreed to an all-stock merger of the two companies in a deal valued at $1.9 billion. ...
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Hackers Ramp Up Efforts Against Schools

Hackers have increased their efforts to get into databases and email of schools and other educational organizations, according to the Department of Education. The online thieves have begun attempts to ...
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Why High School Students Left $2.3 Billion in College Aid on the Table

The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. The grant ...
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Harvard’s Dismal 8.1% Endowment Return

Many huge endowments would be happy with an 8% return on their money during the course of a year. Harvard, an institution known for lofty aspirations, and results, from the careers ...
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Women Hold Almost Two-Thirds of College Debt

Women comprise 56% of those people who were enrolled in colleges and universities last year. On a ratio basis, their debt problems are much larger than the percentage of this ...
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What to Watch For in the Bright Scholar IPO

Bright Scholar Education Holdings has filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to go public ...
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Race and Gender Effects of Student Loan Debt

According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt totaled $1.438 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up by $32 billion compared ...
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