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  • How I left Wall Street and launched a start-up Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Former trader Sam Polk talks about how he successfully broke up with Wall Street and launched a start up — and that epic job interview with Michael Milken.

  • Aug 4- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc said Chief Executive Kevin Modany has stepped down as chairman of its board and will resign from his post, effective Feb. 4. ITT said the potential buyer, College Portfolio Buyer LLC, dropped out after ITT refused to extend a due diligence period.

  • ITT shares plunge after property sale collapses Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Aug 4- ITT Educational Services Inc's shares fell more than 30 percent to their lowest in 14 years after the for-profit college operator said a deal to sell some of the properties fell through.

  • America's best college for your money is... Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Tomasso Hall, Babson College

    Money Magazine’s surprising college rankings has Babson College ahead of Harvard and other notable Ivy League schools.

  • Tapping the talents of disabled workers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    A flier announcing job openings sits on a table during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Some disabled workers are becoming increasingly valuable to employers looking for mathematical, scientific and mechanical skills.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced it has tapped a University of Florida professor to serve as the agency's new chief economist.

  • July 4- Corinthian Colleges Inc said late on Thursday that it had reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Education to sell most of its 107 campuses and wind down others, underscoring some of the struggles facing for-profit colleges across the country. Last month the company said it was receiving $16 million in federal aid from the Department of Education.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • Starbucks won't chip in on employee scholarships Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Starbucks unveiled an employee scholarship partnership with Arizona State, but the company won't be contributing as much as it implied.

  • The trouble with Zuckerberg's $100M gift: Pros Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker visit EDUCATION NATION, an educational summit on Rockefeller Plaza.

    Despite Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark, critics say the city has not turned into a "symbol of educational excellence."

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur job creation.

  • 2U powers best programs in world: CEO  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Chip Paucek, 2U CEO, discusses the IPO of his cloud based education company that partners with universities to offer online degree programs.

  • Chart of the Day: Religious giving slides Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A report from Giving USA Foundation shows that donations made to American religious organizations have slowed of late.

  • Wanted: Foreign workers. H-1B visa requests leap Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Visa requests allowing overseas nationals to work in the U.S. could reach record levels in 2014.

  • Why new bans on school junk food ads won't fly Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama eats lunch with school children in the cafeteria at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, January 25, 2012.

    Junk food marketers may still be able to reach students. Here's how.

  • How to make those college essays POP! Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    It's good to make your college essay conversational but not so conversational it becomes OMG BTW, according to this college advisor.

  • Chinese universities dominate BRIC ranking  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    A new ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds points to sharp contrasts between Indian and China in higher education. The Asia Squawk Box team discuss.

  • Tutoring the rich  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    A growing number of wealthy parents are hiring tutors for their kids. CNBC's Robert Frank reports some tutors are making up to $400,000 a year.

  • Rethinking higher education  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    John DeGioia, Georgetown University president, discusses the changing landscape of higher education and how to implement change while retaining some long-standing traditions. Also, a look at how Georgetown is helping students meet the rising cost of tuition.