The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student’s future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a new study.
The president of a Northern California community college has resigned after a personal website featuring provocative music he wrote and recorded — which included lyrics that reference a Nazi death camp — was made public.
Young adults say high schools are failing to give students a solid footing for the working world or strong guidance toward college, at a time when many fear graduation means tumbling into an economic black hole.
For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids.
The state unveiled plans on for stepped-up support of the 60 vocational and technical schools in Massachusetts, including the creation of a new senior-level position within the Department of Education focused on vocational programs.
Complaints about chewed tobacco and used snuff being left in sinks and water fountains have spurred student leaders at Garden City Community College to propose a campus-wide tobacco ban at the southwestern Kansas school.
The Obama administration is calling on governors to help raise the nation’s middling college completion rate, suggesting several educational strategies and making grant money available in its quest to see the U.S. lead the world in degree attainment.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to Washington lawmakers and top officials via video conference, saying the state’s education system is illogical and has an organization plan that isn’t a viable business plan.
With uncertainty looming over negotiations to close California’s huge budget deficit, a coalition of teachers, parents and public school employees descended on the capital to lobby lawmakers to approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan and let voters decide if tax increases should be extended
Legislation that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons in college classrooms and buildings across Texas took its first step to becoming law, as dozens of students, faculty and administrators testified before the bill was approved along party lines by a Republican-controlled committee in the state House of Representatives.