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  • COLUMN-New strategy for college visits: stay home Monday, 5 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 5- College visits can help families find the right fit for their children, but as with other aspects of college planning, it's easy to go overboard and spend thousands of dollars in the process. "I've heard horror stories of people traveling to 20 campuses," said college consultant Todd Weaver of Hanover, New Hampshire- based Strategies for College.

  • 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."

  • LOS ANGELES, April 21- Parents of high school students have to face the facts: Their child is not going to have the choices facing Kwasi Enin, the New York teenager accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- Thanks to increased savings rates and a rising stock market, average balances in U.S. college savings plans jumped 30 percent in 2013 over the prior year, according to the new "How America Saves for College" report from Sallie Mae released Thursday.

  • Harvard adopts 'responsible investment' principles Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    BOSTON, April 7- Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.

  • April 1- Apollo Education Group, the owner of the University of Phoenix, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as new enrollments declined 16.5 percent, sending its shares down more than 4 percent in extended trading.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday took a page from a politician's playbook to defend the U.S. central bank's easy-money policies, citing the struggles of three Americans in a speech and touring a college workshop to shake hands with students and teachers.

  • *AstraZeneca moving global HQ and R&D to Cambridge by 2016. CAMBRIDGE, England, March 31- AstraZeneca, which will complete its move to Cambridge by 2016, is already putting down roots in the ecosystem of the university city as it seeks to revitalise its drug research.

  • 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.

  • MERIDA, Venezuela, March 18- An engineering student armed with a slingshot commands a barricade. This is Merida, the small university city in western Venezuela where students and faculty have spent more than a month protesting against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- For-profit colleges on Friday criticized the Obama administration's proposal to deny federal funding to career-training institutions that students leave with high levels of debt.

  • Obama aims to tighten rules on for-profit career colleges Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- President Barack Obama will issue rules on Friday aimed at cracking down on low-performing for-profit career training colleges the administration says bury students under mountains of debt and fail to prepare them for a well-paying job.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-What's good for Yale isn't good for you Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    You, however, are not Yale and neither, likely, is your pension fund, university endowment or personal portfolio. Understanding why what is good for the goose underperforms for the gander is key to not just Yale's fantastic performance, but improving your own.

  • 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.