Week in Review

May/07/2018 - 6:11pm

CompTIA, Computer Technology Industry Association, is an organization that helps in the promotion of standards and competences in the IT field. CompTIA brings professional experience for the people related to the IT sphere to gain recognition around the world with the help of entry-level certificate courses. These courses include such certifications as Security+, A+, Network+, …

May/07/2018 - 6:04pm

Low-income students in California are missing out on millions of dollars of federal aid they’re eligible to receive, according to a new research brief.

The state’s community college students missed out on nearly $130 million in federal Pell Grant funds in a single semester, according to research from the Wheelhouse Center for Community College …

Mar/20/2018 - 11:21am

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System invests serious resources into student supports during the first four weeks of a semester — the period in which at-risk students are most likely to drop out.

Jay Box, the system’s president, said its 16 colleges make student retention a top focus throughout the semester. Yet because of student …

Feb/09/2018 - 11:34am

As a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges sought new federal recognition, the Department of Education relaxed requirements for institutions affected by its loss of that recognition.

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Feb/09/2018 - 11:28am

As part of the ongoing negotiations over a student loan forgiveness rule, the Trump administration is proposing a change to evidentiary standards for debt relief claims that would be a compromise between the positions of colleges and student advocates.

 

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Oct/03/2017 - 11:59am

McCann School of Business and Technology has stopped accepting new students at campuses in Wilkes-Barre Township and Hazle Township due to an issue with accreditation.

According to a statement issued by spokesman Chuck Vella, students were informed Aug. 31 that the campus on Highland Park Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township and the one on Maplewood Drive in …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:57am

The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities — despite its failure to predict institutions' closure in half of cases since 2010-11.

A Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday found that the risk measure the department uses to assess colleges' financial health is badly …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:55am

It’s no surprise that careers in big data are booming. What is surprising is the new demand for data scientists. These experts are coming from a variety of business and computational sciences fields and, as it turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.

Movies like “Moneyball,” companies like Netflix, and statisticians like …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:53am

The working world is in upheaval, with technology changing the way we do pretty much everything. Some careers that used to be sure things aren't so sure anymore. How do you know which jobs are worth pursuing, and which aren't? We checked in with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to get the lowdown on …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:50am

More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

More than one quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, such as a certificate or an occupational license or certification, according to new data from …

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