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College Brings Opportunity, but Paying for It Offers Challenges

Higher education is one of the “cornerstones” of economic opportunity, Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board, said on Friday in an unusual…

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?

Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries.

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Success in the New Economy

Colleague Chris Shannon sent along this lead from a community college in California. It’s about the mismatch between today’s educational aspirations and available jobs. The graphics are super. 112 more words

How To Revive The California Model

Clark Kerr’s multiversity has spread across the world, but at home it is fraying at the edges. A rethink on tuition fees and on the wider benefits of higher education is needed to ensure its model of balancing excellence and access continues to impact international higher education.

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Underemployment Hits Recent Graduates the Hardest

Stories of college graduates working as baristas and taxi drivers have played into a narrative about how college-degree recipients are struggling to find work that uses their education.

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Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates

This fall, President Obama will release a college-rating system that is likely to include graduation rates as a key measure of institutional success. That worries colleges, which have long complained that the official government figures leave out many successful graduates.

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