May 23, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week
Forbes asserts that college is still worth the cost in “What’s A College Diploma Worth? Why Higher Education Matters.”
In “For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field,” The New York Times explains the troubling rich-poor gap prevalent in U.S. schools.
“Is This Any Way To Pick A College?” examines the college decision process, and what role it leaves for the always-captivating college ranking lists.
Here’s another op-ed on college rankings, this time by the U.S. Department of Education: “Making it Easier to Pick and Pay for College Through Ratings.”
Both Inside Northern Virginia and The Chicago Tribune featured Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars this week:
- Inside NoVA—“Community-college grads lauded for commitment to bettering their lives”
- The Chicago Tribune Palatine—“Two Harper students awarded top transfer scholarship”