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2014 Notable News Headlines In Education

1. Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize 2. High school graduate rates are at their all-time high, drop-out rates have decreased and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test results increased, with the biggest improvement among students of color. 3. Regulators Sue Corinthian Colleges for Allegedly Harassing Low-Income Students 4. Corinthian Is Shutting Down, but Its Students Are Still […]

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The Meaning Of Christmas

Around the world Christmas means different things to different people. Boris Gardiner, a Jamaican lead vocalist, uses the lyrics below to capture the meaning of Christmas in a song that was recorded in 1960. The song bears the title, The Meaning of Christmas. C is for Christmas, the season of good cheer H is for happiness to last throughout the […]

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White House Second College Opportunity Day of Action Summit

In another move to boost the U.S. educational offering, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady met with college presidents and other education leaders and stakeholders from around the nation at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action to debate and discuss plan of action to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. The […]

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5 Little Known Facts About The Christmas Tree

1) The Christmas tree was first sold in the U.S. in 1851 by Mark Carr 2) The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510 3) Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890 4) A Norwegian Christmas tree is gifted annually to England as an expression of good will and gratitude for Britain’s help to Norway during […]

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College Debt Continues To Climb High

A new report from the Project on Student Debt indicates that student loan debt rose 2% from 2012 to 2013. Moreover, in six states students carry a debt burden of over $30,000. The report shows that in 2013 69% of graduates from both public and nonprofit colleges were saddled with student loan debt. At public and nonprofit colleges, average student loan […]

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Kangaroos Mating Act

What goes on in one’s bed bedroom is not only tame to what obtains in the animal kingdom in the wild, but makes for interesting and fascinating reading and observation. Although for the kangaroo, most mating takes place around spring and early summer their mating extend beyond that to an all-year act. Biologist, Emily Miller, of the University of Sydney […]

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For-Profit Colleges Building Empires Off The Back Of Low-Income Students

The government through its Department of Education is now making a concerted attempt to rein in for-profit colleges by holding them apparently to standards which seems to have been non-existent or ridiculously low in the past. Over the years, many for-profit colleges have been able to build empires by wallowing in funds paid to them on students’ behalf by the […]

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Princeton Earns 19.6% Return On Its Investment

According to a Bloomberg.com report, Princeton University posted a 19.6 percent return on its investments in the year through June 30, the second-best performance among the Ivy League schools that have reported results. The value of the endowment rose to $21 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion, the Princeton, New Jersey-based school said today in a statement on its website. […]

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Germany Returns To Tuition-Free Higher Education System

According to educationnews.org report, Germany has announced that it is returning to a tuition-free higher education system despite the fact that tuition and fees for higher education have increased over five times the rate of inflation in the past 30 years and have doubled at public schools in the last 20 years. According to the report, Mark Huelsman of Demos […]

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Congress Pussyfooting On Federal Student Aid

Although President Obama has declared his interest and commitment in ensuring that students are able to afford college education, it doesn’t seems to be panning out that way and as is repeatedly said on Main Street, “talk is cheap.” Now, this is what the President said in 2009, “We will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and […]