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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

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college

Scientists quit their day jobs, head over to YouTube

Dec 3, 2013
Now that top science channels get hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, there's potential for savvy scientists to earn big money.
Posted In: Science, YouTube, Education

Financial Feud: Financial Literacy

Nov 27, 2013
39 states now have financial curriculum standards in their schools, which means, there's a new teacher in town.
Posted In: Financial Feud, financial literacy, Education, classrooms

Beyond GDP: Future growth depends on addressing racial inequity

Nov 7, 2013
An advocacy group says the U.S. economy won't thrive unless everyone is included.
Posted In: inequality, race, income inequality, Education

The world's next tech hub: Rwanda?

Oct 28, 2013
Rwanda is laying the groundwork to one day become a competitor to Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Africa, Education

Making school meals free for everyone

Oct 25, 2013
About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.
Posted In: school lunches, Education

Personal finance in schools

Oct 18, 2013
Why personal finance classes are not mandated in high schools
Posted In: Education, financial planning, Personal Finance

Colleges admissions are moving away from standardized tests

Oct 17, 2013
Colleges are changing the admissions formula. Goodbye SATs?
Posted In: college admissions, standardized tests, Education

Forget high stakes testing, what about high stakes attendance?

Oct 1, 2013
Schools in about a dozen states do their annual census of students. At stake is government funding.
Posted In: Education, technology, incentives, government funding

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