Apollo Group fell$. 45 or 1.7 percent, to $26.09. Career Education Corp. fell$. 15 or 3.1 percent, to $4.62. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $35.73.» Read More
As schools handed out pink slips to teachers this spring, states made a beeline to Washington to plead for money for their ravaged education budgets. But now that the federal government has come through with $10 billion, some of the nation’s biggest school districts are balking at using their share of the money to hire teachers right away.
On Friday, the Department of Education issued a report on the rate of loan repayments by college students. This is important because if the rates are too low students at those schools might not qualify for government loans,, without which some of these companies would have a hard time making a go of it.
The author explains, "as Andrew Hacker and I began researching our book, “Higher Education?” we were struck by how few questions parents raised when considering the quarter of a million dollar investment that four years at a private college or university could cost them."
If you think of college students as impulsive, you may need to rethink your view, at least when it comes to making back-to-school purchases. It seems, they are doing their homework. Faced with a limited back-to-school budget, college students are putting the bulk of their dollars toward must-have electronics items, even if that means scrimping in other areas.
In the spring of 2008, the Denver public school system needed to plug a $400 million hole in its pension fund. Bankers at JPMorgan Chase offered what seemed to be a perfect solution.
How much do your kindergarten teacher and classmates affect the rest of your life? More than you probably realize. The New York Times explains.
More than a couple states can make a case for most-improved status in 2010.
The Lone Star State edged out last year's winner, Virginia, for the top spot, managing a score of 1508, out of a possible 2439.
In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.
The state drops down one spot after making the top of the list a year ago.
The Mountain State moves up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including workforce and quality of life.
The Tar Heel State is one of the most improved, seeing its ranking jump from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 4 this year .
The Bay State moves into the top five for the first time, piling up 1375 points.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.
A bitter battle is now brewing between a noted short-seller and the for-profit education industry.
Wednesday night was Senior Awards Night at the high school where my son will be graduating next week. My son, like so many young men, was a late bloomer in terms of focus and achievement. But one thing he decided early on was that he wanted to be part of the United States Marine Corps. He has never lost sight of that goal.
It's graduation season and you know what that means — time to trot out our top leaders of business, politics and pop music to offer the kids advice as we send them off into the cruel, cruel world. Here are the 10 Best Graduation Speeches — From Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!
They say the only things certain are death and taxes. But tax returns — well, those are anybody's guess. Enter YouWager.com, a site that's now taking bets on your tax return.
Civil Rights. Tyranny. War. These are a few of the historical events students have felt so passionately about that they've taken to the quad in protest. Add one more to that list: The sage advice of JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon.
One college is deploying an interesting tactic to lure prospective students: It's promising graduates will get a job offer — or their money back.