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How college applications change in the era of Big Data

Jan 14, 2014
Kids are applying to more colleges than ever, so institutions are using Big Data to figure out which students to target.
Posted In: big data, college admissions
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California's budget issue: What to do with all this money?

Jan 10, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down some of the debts it piled up during the bad years.
Posted In: Sacramento, Jerry Brown, California budget
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One thing college graduates can look forward to? Low wages and part-time jobs

Jan 9, 2014
We know about the tough job market for recent college grads, but a new report from the New York Fed finds there's a long history of high unemployment after graduation, going back decades.
Posted In: college grads, low wages
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GED was never meant to be second-chance diploma

Jan 3, 2014
The GED test was set up to help GIs get high school credit when they returned from war.
Posted In: GED, graduation, college degree
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Studying abroad in Latin America gets a big boost

Jan 3, 2014
A new initiative calls for more than doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean, and vice versa.
Posted In: Kerry, study abroad
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Challenging new GED exams go all digital

Jan 2, 2014
Tests for high school equivalency are getting tougher, and will soon only be offered via computer.
Posted In: GED, standardized tests, common core
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To compete for students, colleges roll out the amenities

Dec 25, 2013
Forget cinder block walls and communal bathrooms, today's student housing features granite countertops, high-end mattresses, and high-tech laundry.
Posted In: Education, University of Kentucky, college
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How much is too much to spend on gifts for the teacher?

Dec 20, 2013
‘Tis the season for holiday tipping -- everyone from your mail carrier to your paper delivery guy to your kids’ teachers.
Posted In: teachers, gifts
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More women should major in business or engineering to close pay gap: Study

Dec 10, 2013
A new study suggests that having more women getting degrees from Stanford or Harvard matters far less than having more women getting degrees in engineering or business.
Posted In: higher education, gender gap, women
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Kids: Program or be programmed

Dec 10, 2013
If you think of a classroom day as an economy, there are some who don’t believe coding should get a piece of it.
Posted In: coding, code.org

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Marketplace and Education Correspondent Amy Scott look at the business and economics of education, on topics including  student loans, public education financing, and the cost of a college degree. Marketplace's Education coverage is supported, in part, by the Kresge Foundation.

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