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Looking for a job? IBM has 20,000 openings

23-05-2016

Looking for a job? IBM has 20,000 openings

As IBM transitions from a software and services business to a cloud company, it is letting go workers whose skills carried IBM in the last decade but are no longer in vogue. IBM said last month that it would lay off an unspecified number of people in those legacy businesses, but it announced that it would hire an equal number of people for its high growth units to replace them. The company has posted about 7,000... Read more

College enrollment is dropping. Bad sign?

20-05-2016

College enrollment is dropping. Bad sign?

For years, America's college campuses swelled with more and more students. But enrollment peaked in 2010 at just over 21 million students. Attendance has dropped every year since. By the fall of 2014 -- the most recent year government data is available -- there were 812,069 fewer students walking around college campuses. Some say not to worry, the drop is happening because the economy is improving. More people are going back to work instead of signing up... Read more

These kids are going to college on pot

18-05-2016

These kids are going to college on pot

DENVER — Colorado pot smokers are helping send 25 students to college, the first scholarships in the U.S. funded with taxes on legal marijuana. The awards offered by Pueblo County, in southern Colorado, are the latest windfall from legal Colorado marijuana sales that are also helping build schools and aid the homeless — and in one county, providing 8% rises to municipal workers. Pueblo County is granting $1,000 each to the students, with recipients to be announced later this month. “It’s incredible,”... Read more

About 10,000 students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to take college courses while still in high school

16-05-2016

About 10,000 students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to take college courses while still in high school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. The experimental program allows high school kids to apply for federal Pell grant money to pay for college courses. The "dual enrollment" program is designed to help students from lower-income backgrounds. The Education Department says the... Read more

As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

13-05-2016

As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

A federal judge's ruling in Florida has brought a new development in the various government investigations of the for-profit college industry: prison time for the school's founder. Alejandro Amor, the founder of a college called FastTrain in South Florida, was sentenced last week to eight years in federal prison for fraud. Court papers say FastTrain, which closed down in 2012, engaged in deceptive advertising and pressure tactics, such as hiring former strippers to recruit for the school.... Read more

The Invisible Hand of Charles Koch is wh…

25-05-2016

The Invisible Hand of Charles Koch is why this George Mason University Student Left Economics

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA. As the Spring, 2016 semester concluded, George Mason University sophomore Mark Hammond made a daring announcement: he ditched GMU's economics department out of concern that Kansas billionaire Charles Koch's preferences took precedence over his education. GMU's student paper,... Read more

16 Perfect Tweets From Parents About The…

25-05-2016

16 Perfect Tweets From Parents About The Nightmare That Is Homework

While it's great to get involved and help your kids learn, the homework struggle is so very, very real when you're a parent. As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge... Read more

A Response for My Dance Teacher's Letter

25-05-2016

A Response for My Dance Teacher's Letter

Dear Dance Teacher, Earlier this week, I found myself nodding and snapping as I read a piece by Keesha Beckford, A Letter From Your Dance Teacher . As a dance instructor, I concurred with many of Beckford's observations. The environment... Read more

The STEM Spiral: How We Can Turn College…

25-05-2016

The STEM Spiral: How We Can Turn College Admissions Into a Positive Force

The rise of technology startups in the past 5 years and one of the most prolific investment periods in Silicon Valley history has led to more than just TV sitcoms and " unicorns " - young students in the Bay... Read more

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 2: Buil…

25-05-2016

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 2: Building Grit - Early Childhood and Beyond.

This is the second in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids. In the first blog of this series, we introduced the concept of grit, as defined by Professor... Read more

How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost…

25-05-2016

How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost High School Kid to Prepared Young Adult

When I made the decision to take a gap year, it wasn't a big deal. I supposed I would find a job and earn some money, then travel somewhere far away and have an incredible adventure, all while embarking on... Read more

Lee will transfer from Kentucky, Briscoe…

25-05-2016

Lee will transfer from Kentucky, Briscoe returning to school (Yahoo Sports)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.... Read more

Indiana's Blackmon withdraws from NBA dr…

25-05-2016

Indiana's Blackmon withdraws from NBA draft on deadline day (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has withdrawn from the NBA draft.... Read more

C-USA, ESPN agree to deal to air 6 footb…

25-05-2016

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Conference USA has agreed to a deal with ESPN to televise five regular-season football games and the league championship in 2016 and '17.... Read more

Nigel Hayes to return to Wisconsin for s…

24-05-2016

Nigel Hayes to return to Wisconsin for senior season (Yahoo Sports)

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season with the Badgers. Hayes is a first-team All-Big Ten player and member of two Final Four teams. A preseason... Read more

Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin announce…

24-05-2016

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin is transferring to another school.... Read more

Reports: Michigan RB was run over by for…

24-05-2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan running back Drake Johnson was run over by a forklift in a bizarre accident last month at the Wolverines' indoor track building, according to reports Tuesday.... Read more

 

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