Political and economic problems have combined to derail the group's plans to sell text books and mark exams in the United States, and the group blamed a drop in revenue from exam marking in the U.S. and Britain, its top two markets, for its disappointing first-half performance. Analysts, however, were skeptical and Pearson's shares were the biggest losers on... » Read More
Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.
The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Parents signing off on a credit card for their collegian have a number of choices, all of which will require some careful thought.
Healthcare. Pension obligations. Student loans? A new report from Barclays helps illuminate the degree to which student-loan debt is becoming one of America’s structural challenges.
With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.
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Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.
Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.
Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.
Technology start-ups are cracking into the higher education market and there pitch is an enticing one: A college education for anyone at almost no cost.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.
For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.
Meir Lakhovsky, who dropped out of Harvard his junior year to intern at Facebook; Yifan Zhang, Harvard graduate and Gym-Pact CEO; and Michael Schrader, Harvard student and Vaxess Technologies CEO, share their insight on their latest ventures.
With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to select groups. Now, nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor’s degree is borrowing, the New York Times reports.
Sharing perspective on the drama over Yahoo CEO's resume and whether Facebook is overvalued, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners; Pete Najarian, TradeMonster.com; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and CNBC's Scott Wapner.
Some parents are not content to help pay the bills. They’re going to great lengths to help Junior get a job.
CNBC's Rick Santelli shares perspective on open jobs that are hard to fill and the private sector's responsibility to train workers.