MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- The Republican majority in the Alabama Legislature handed the GOP governor a major defeat Monday night by rejecting his proposal to delay the start of private school tax credits for two years. Then the Senate agreed 19-15 at the urging of the architect of the tax credits, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh.» Read More
Institutions with the biggest endowments reported the highest returns, according to a study by Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, endowments of more than $1 billion had the best returns, with a gain of 0.8 percent.
A new study on student loans offers more evidence of the financial squeeze facing recent college graduates. But nearly as striking is the company behind the study: TransUnion.
For a long time, the conventional wisdom among this crew has been that the deficit and the debt were the United States' chief economic problems. One of the most convincing signs of that switch came from an interview I did here with Lawrence H. Summers, a Harvard University economist.
It was the right idea that maybe came too late — to rent (rather than sell) textbooks to cash-strapped students. CEO Dan Rosenweig knew it from the start.
LONDON, Jan 14- A descendant of King William IV and an alumnus of Britain's Eton College, British Prime Minister David Cameron has struggled to counter the charge he favours the interests of the wealthy minority into which he was born. Credit ratings agencies have said Britain's triple A rating is in danger.
Universities, facing declining enrollment, say they can't keep raising tuition at current rates. So, why aren't parents cheering?
Jan 6- Al-Mursi Al-Sayed Hegazy, an expert on public finance and Islamic economics, was sworn in on Sunday as Egyptian finance minister. *Hegazy obtained a master's degree in economics from Alexandria University in 1976 and a doctorate in 1985 from the University of Connecticut in the United States, according to a copy of his CV provided by Alexandria University.
*State mental health budgets slashed since 2009. *11 mln mentally ill report' unmet need' for care. NEW YORK, Dec 29- Lori, a 39- year-old mother in New Jersey, would like to save for the usual things: college, retirement, vacations.
LONDON, Dec 5- Companies should get more involved with university courses to close a skills gap and ease graduates' path to employment, according to a report on Wednesday.
Latisha Smith, an expert in decompression sicknesses afflicting deep sea divers, has cleared criminal background checks throughout her medical career. Latanya Sweeney is a Harvard University professor of government with a doctorate in computer science.
So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.
CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.
There’s more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization has found.
Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Davidson College doesn't package student loans.
Students have started to be admitted, faculty members have been hired, and construction has begun on the site that will become the home of Yale University ’s first joint college in its 300-year history, the NYT reports.
Under pressure to expand, media companies are capitalizing on the changes that technology is bringing to classrooms.
This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department today released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies have said the data is inaccurate — and (the bizarre part!) not in their favor.
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.
Educators say that the academic rift between boys and girls in China is apparent, and statistics indicate that it is quickly growing wider. The NYT reports.