Week in Review

Sep/29/2008 - 8:09am

More Maine college and high school students are taking classes online and through campus interconnections this fall, and education leaders say the numbers will increase dramatically in the future.

“The number of courses and enrollment in online education is up 15 percent this fall over last fall,” said University of Maine System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude. “It …

Sep/29/2008 - 7:57am

Chicago, Ill. September 28, 2008 — The proliferation of online job boards, resume submission services and myriad career resources was intended to make job-hunting easier, but in reality has only further complicated an already cumbersome process. Noting the lack of tools to help conduct a modern job search, entrepreneur and business consultant Steven D. Davies …

Sep/29/2008 - 7:51am

A cartoon in The New Yorker shows a mother scolding a toddler who has been misbehaving in a sandbox. “Is this the story you want to tell on your college application?” The cartoon was distributed at the start of a session Friday at the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The session focused on a very serious issue suggested by the cartoon: To what extent should misbehavior or discipline by students in high school should be reported to the colleges they want to attend?

Sep/26/2008 - 12:22pm

Ohio based consulting firm Cyber Technology today unveiled SchoolLoans.com, a student loan portal designed to ease the overwhelming nature associated with finding and applying for the right student loan. The site helps applicants learn about and compare the various student loans available, and then guides them through the application process.

Sep/26/2008 - 12:14pm

Students drop out of high school without graduating for many reasons, but often learn later in life that their lack of a high school diploma is a serious barrier to personal and career success. That’s when the GED. or “general education development” test comes in.

For Waynesville, GED programs are coordinated by adult education teacher …

Sep/26/2008 - 12:08pm

Money can buy happiness, at least when you are a college student looking for your first job, according to a recent survey.

Some 50 percent of college students say they would be more likely to accept a job that offers higher pay but less career satisfaction in order to pay off their student loans, according …

Sep/26/2008 - 12:04pm

As financial aid officials, students, families and lenders continue to experience the peak period for higher education enrollment, the combined efforts of policymakers, schools, and lenders appear to have averted what could have become a devastating college access crisis for California students.

During the past year, over 100 lenders exited the Federal Family Education Loan …

Sep/24/2008 - 8:49am

Congress has approved through the 2010 academic year a program that will allow college students who rely on loans to continue their educations regardless of current difficulties in the private credit market.

The Senate passed the legislation on a voice vote Sept. 17. The bill authorizes the U.S. secretary of education to buy loans from lenders …

Sep/24/2008 - 8:44am

The number of non-four-year institutions offering career and technical education increased by about 3 percent, to 3,833, from 1997 to 2006, says a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education.

Titled “Postsecondary Career/Technical Education: Changes in the Number of Offering Institutions and Awarded Credentials From 1997 to 2006,” the report …

Sep/23/2008 - 8:13am

Colleges and accrediting agencies dodged a bullet this summer as Congress, enacting legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, shielded higher education from the U.S. Education Department’s efforts to step up federal regulation of how accreditors and, by extension, colleges ensure that students are learning. The legislation barred the education secretary from issuing regulations to …

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