Guidance

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

The education goal set by the Oregon legislature in 2011 is clear.

But the way the goal is to be reached is still cloudy and will come into sharper focus during this year's legislative session, which begins today.

1/30/2012

1/30/2012

Hitting the books has become as hard as the current economic situation.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

The latest statistic bedeviling New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to show progress in the city’s public schools during his tenure is a startling, but well-known one: one out of every four students who entered high school in 2007, and graduated four years later, was not ready for college-level work.

1/19/2012

1/19/2012

Next year, students at Irondale High School will have more chances at earning free credit toward a two-year college degree as part of a program that has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's education chief.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

A college education is more expensive than ever, but a new report by the Mitchell Institute indicates it can still pay off for Mainers.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.

But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

At a time when college graduates are struggling to find jobs, employers in vocational fields are struggling to find trained workers.

9/28/2011

9/28/2011

Getting students prepared for the real world and ready to compete on the world stage is the focus of NBC's "Education Nation".

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