Why do so many kids drop out of college?

Posted on March 26, 2019

“An opinion piece in the New York Times says that 30 percent of college freshmen will not return for a second year of school. If dropping out is due to students realizing they’d rather pursue a different path in life, then that’s a smart move, but the sad reality is that many of these dropouts occur because young adults are unable to function away from home. They start college with enthusiasm, believing it’s the next logical step toward success in life, but quickly find it’s too much to handle.”

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Online Education: From Good To Better To Best?

Posted on March 19, 2019

“For a while now, online education has been a good option for students who – for various reasons – can’t access on-the-ground education.  And although there are still examples of rudimentary online courses out there (think compliance training), both the technology and the pedagogy powering online learning have gotten considerably better over the last decade.” Continue reading

Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman among 40 charged in college exam cheating plot

Posted on March 12, 2019

“Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among at least 40 people charged in a $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The alleged scheme focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams, according to the indictment unsealed in Boston.” Continue reading

Free College Tuition Is Nice, But How About Food?

Posted on March 11, 2019

“When Michelle Nielsen, 46, decided to return to school at Houston Community College to become a pastry chef, she quickly discovered that she had no room in her budget for food. Even with financial aid covering her tuition and a work-study program to help with rent, Nielsen knew she wouldn’t be able to get by without extra help.” Continue reading