September 19, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week


September 19, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

Education News reports on a new study on “The Financial, Employability and Time Use Trade-offs of Higher Education.” The TriNet report shows that those with at least a bachelor’s degree fare better in terms of earning a higher income, having more employment opportunities, having more time to spend with family, and even having better health than those without.

Read this list of five things in The Chronicle of Higher Education that surprised higher education writer Goldie Blumenstyk while doing research for her book “American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know.”

Before transferring from a community college to a four-year university students should look into any articulation agreements their schools may have, says U.S. News & World Report. The article shares tips on what to look for and why that’s so important.

Low-income students are getting the short end of the stick due to colleges’ pursuit of prestige and revenue, says a report from the New America Foundation. Stephen Burd writes in Ed Central that the report finds “an increasing number of colleges using their financial resources to fiercely compete for the students they most desire: the “best and brightest”–and the wealthiest.”

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer and Graduate Scholar alumna Isa Adney is an active author, speaker, host, and consultant in the community college realm. Her newest piece for Huffington Post covers misconceptions about community colleges and starts powerfully: “Community college is not a second-class education. It’s a first-class opportunity.”

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