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Expectations run into reality after graduating during the recession

May 22, 2018
Financial damage can be lasting, several studies suggest.
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The class of 2008 offers advice to the class of 2018

May 22, 2018
Graduates from the Great Recession at the University of Arkansas returned to give advice to this year's graduates.
Graduates from 2008 and 2018 met at the University of Central Arkansas for a roundtable discussion.
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So, you're graduating into a financial crisis ...

May 21, 2018
Here's what notable speakers had to say to the classes of 2009 and 2010, when job opportunities were scarce.
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From Donald Trump to Sheryl Sandberg: what they want graduates to know about success

May 13, 2017
It's that time of year, again. Celebrities, politicians and business leaders are dispensing advice through commencement speeches. Here are some highlights.
President Donald Trump has said he would renegotiate trade deals to benefit U.S. workers.
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Does college fail grads in the workplace?

Apr 19, 2016
Author Jeffrey J. Selingo tells parents and kids "There Is Life After College" with his aptly-named book.
News interns run out with the ruling regarding same-sex marriage from the U.S. Supreme Court June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. 
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College grads are moving out-of-state for work

Mar 31, 2016
Not even expensive housing can stop the flow of newly-minted graduates.
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The surprising power of the ninth grade

Oct 16, 2015
Chicago public schools have boosted graduation rates by focusing on freshman year.

College graduation rates skewed by income

Feb 5, 2015
Only one-fifth of students from the poorest families finish college by age 24.

Using data to head off high school dropouts

Nov 12, 2014
'Early Warning Systems' are changing how schools identify – and help – high-risk students.