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    Why Colleges Should Tell Students About Job Prospects Before They Commit

    Why Colleges Should Tell Students About Job Prospects Before They Commit
    Recent college grads still looking for full-time employment—or faced with the prospect of moving back home to live with mom and dad—are probably cursing their English and philosophy degrees. But while they're sending out resumes and getting rejected, in May there were 2.6 million unfilled jobs. The problem is that many of those positions are in science and tech—fields that most ...
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    1-Hour Exercise Raises Minority GPAs

    1-Hour Exercise Raises Minority GPAs
    After an hour discussing the fact that the college transition is tough for everyone, black students earned significantly higher grades, shrinking the minority achievement gap by 52 percent, report Greg Walton and Geoffrey Cohen, Stanford psychologists, in a paper published in the March 18 Science. The exercise stressed that it’s normal for new college students to worry that they don’t belong ...
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    Can a Facebook App Prevent College Dropouts? Bill Gates Thinks So

    Can a Facebook App Prevent College Dropouts? Bill Gates Thinks So
    An education-focused app hopes to take Facebook back to its original purpose: creating a school community—and it might just keep students from dropping out of college. In fact, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes in Schools App so much, they're backing it with a $2.1 million investment. It's a signal that the foundation, which has long pushed college as a ...
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    Final Exams Are Quietly Vanishing From College

    Final Exams Are Quietly Vanishing From College
    They incite panic in the souls of even the most diligent students. Everything about final exams is fraught with terror: the blue books passed out from the front of the room, the clock ticking on the wall, three hours to finish in some large auditorium with banked seating, and grade point averages hanging in the balance. If professors listen closely enough, ...
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    How Do We Get More Community College Students to Graduate?

    How Do We Get More Community College Students to Graduate?
    President Obama tells us that by 2020, we need an additional eight million more Americans to graduate from college. The pressure is now on for community colleges to deliver. This is the time of year Inver Hills Community College Vice President Barbara Read stands in the door of the admissions office and greets new students with a four-word question: “What is ...
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