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International Study Up

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The number of international students at U.S. universities increased 7.2 percent in 2012-13 to an all-time high of 819,644, according to the latest “Open Doors” survey of international enrollments and American study abroad participation, conducted annually by the Institute of International Education. The number of Americans studying abroad grew to 283,332 in …

Obama To Nominate Education Trust Official For Key Higher-Education Post

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President Obama plans to nominate Ericka M. Miller as the U.S. Education Department’s assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the White House announced on Thursday. If confirmed, she would oversee the Office of Postsecondary Education, which administers most of the federal government’s programs for colleges and college students.

The assistant secretary has also typically …

Outlook For Community Colleges

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The financial outlook for community colleges is improving, but the two-year college systems in many states remain under significant stress, according to a survey being released today. The study is based on a survey of state directors of community colleges, and is conducted annually by the Education Policy Center of the University …

Employers: ‘Skills Gap’ Is Not Our Problem To Fix

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New data suggests that although many companies continue to complain about the so-called skills gap, few are taking steps to fix it. The CareerBuilder survey of 1,648 U.S. hiring managers and human resources professionals, released Thursday, found that nearly 80 percent of managers are at least somewhat concerned about the skills gap, …

Public Hearing On College Ratings

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A federal college ratings system has the potential to curb access to higher education for disadvantaged minority and low-income students, several college leaders and student advocates told U.S. Education Department officials on Wednesday.

Dozens of students, faculty members, administrators, parents and advocacy groups testified at a daylong hearing at California State University’s Dominguez …

GED Test-Takers Rushing To Meet Dec. 31 Deadline

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Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could be affected.

With the new version, test takers must use a computer instead …

Is College Worth It? 2 New Reports Say Yes

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College Summit, a nonprofit group that promotes broader college access, has released its report, “Smart Shoppers: The End of the ‘College for All’ Debate?.” The report notes that people have for years predicted a glut of “overeducated” Americans, an environment where college graduates would not be able to get jobs that reflected …

In The Dark On Data

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Prospective adult students aren’t using college ranking websites and are instead relying on information from friends, advertisements and college websites. This is one of the central findings of a newly released report from Public Agenda, a nonprofit research group.

A national survey that was part of the research found that only 18 percent …

Public Invited To Weigh In On Obama’s College-Rating Proposal

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Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said.

The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country — and the only one in …

Thunderbird To Form Strategic Alliance With Laureate Education,Inc.

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The Thunderbird School of Global Management plans to get into a strategic alliance with Laureate Education, Inc which will enable it to open multiple international campuses. This venture will allow the students to study outside the U.S. at permanent campus sites as well as at the historic campus in Glendale, Arizona.

This alliance …

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