May 30, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week


May 30, 2014Here is what’s new in education news this week.

This piece by Forbes examines the most and least competitive job markets for college grads.

Huffington Post: One Florida student went from homeless to class valedictorian and will now enter college debt-free.

Here is yet another argument for the worth of a college degree by The New York Times.

*Education Week asserts that for poor students, school spending has a distinct connection with success.

Boston’s Amherst College is stepping up its pursuit of low-income students reports WBUR—not without cost, of course.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Jack Kent Cooke Alum Ben Castleman featured in this article, which argues that returning college students also face difficulty in applying for financial aid.

David Leonhardt of The New York Times contends there is a great return on a college degree but admits it is difficult to prove by research.

Finally, here are a few mentions of the Foundation and our scholars this week:

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