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  • What do you do on a fake sick day? You shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (come on, baby) ... Twist and shout ...

    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.

  • Is College a Waste?  Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.

  • Davidson: A Debt-Free, High-Quality College  Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Davidson College doesn't package student loans.

  • With Opening Near, Yale Defends Singapore Venture Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 5:35 AM ET

    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.

  • For-Profit Schools Dazed by Data Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Young Men in China Struggling to Catch Up in Class Monday, 28 May 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    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.

  • Faculty Gives Yale a Dose of Dissent Over Singapore Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:37 PM ET

    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 Set Course for Foreign Universities Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 12:24 AM ET

    Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

  • Asian Colleges Gaining Respect, Report Finds Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 10:21 PM ET

    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.

  • Near Cambodia's Temple Ruins, a Devotion to Learning Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 8:18 PM ET

    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.

  • Jack Welch's Online Biz School  Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    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.

  • Getting Americans Working Again  Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    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's 20 Under 20  Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    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.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Tackling the Student Loan Bubble  Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    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.

  • For-Profit Devry Has Zero Debt  Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 2:45 PM ET

    Daniel Hamburger, DeVry CEO, shares insight on how the business has zero debt.

  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Demand Student Loan Relief Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Occupy Wall Street

    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.

  • What Stocks Are at Risk as Budget Cuts Loom? Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 1:04 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    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.