CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois' public universities have worried for months that contentious state pension reforms will push many employees to retire early.» Read More
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.
The Republican-controlled House passed the student loan bill, 215 to 195, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College, the NYT reports.
Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Do the reputations of Asian universities precede them? Last Thursday, the Times Higher Education released its second World Reputation Rankings in a report that said, “The West loses ground to the East in the global index of academic prestige,” the New York Times reports.
Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.
A look at the average lifetime social burden cost of a 16-year-old school dropout, with Henry Levin, Teachers College economics & education professor.
E-textbooks save students money and lighten their backpacks, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the the Jack Welch Management Institute will soon be the largest online MBA program. "We want to be 5,000 students by 2016," he adds.
Job skills are getting higher in growth areas, but there are not enough Americans that can do them. How to fix the rising education gap in America, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture; and Bill Gross, PIMCO. "Focus on where the jobs are going to be and what education we need to give," says Ann Winblad.
Peter Thiel is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley and also one of the most controversial. Last night, he called on top tech companies to drop the college degree as a job requirement. It's not the first time he's questioned the value of college. Thiel's looking for kids around the country who can be molded into innovators and entrepreneurs via the Thiel Fellowship.
CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.
Insight on the rising price of student tuition and how to make education more accessible. "Inflation is the big problem," says Ron Paul. "Look at where the bubbles come from--the Federal Reserve." Newt Gingrich also weighs in.
Daniel Hamburger, DeVry CEO, shares insight on how the business has zero debt.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg takes a look at Apollo stock, and his bad call on Intuitive Surgical.
It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.
Richard Harris, CEO of Quam Asset Management and Adrian Mowat, chief Asian and emerging markets equity strategist at JP Morgan Securities, share a grim outlook on Hong Kong.
The Jefferson Innovation Summit gathers the best in business, government, and media to find innovative ways to spur economic growth and ensure global competitiveness. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen is moderating the event in Charlottesville, Virginia, and speaks to Ntiedo Etuk, Dimensionu cofounder/CEO and Premal Shah, KIVA.org president regarding whether America is too "risk-reversed."
JPMorgan says education services, electronic equipment and instruments, as well as aerospace and defense could be the hardest-hit sectors, as the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” looks for targets to cut the federal budget.