Week in Review

Apr/05/2017 - 9:18am

Steep cuts in research funding and the elimination of some programs in President Trump’s budget blueprint would be a credit negative for the higher-education sector, according to a report released on Tuesday by Moody’s Investors Service.

In the "skinny budget" released this month, President Trump called for a $9-billion cut at the U.S. Department of Education, …

Apr/05/2017 - 9:14am

The Trump administration has called on the U.S. Congress to cut $3 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget as part of $18 billion in new proposed cuts to social programs for the current fiscal year, according to news reports. The White House previously called for a $9.2 billion (or 13.5 percent) cut to …

Apr/05/2017 - 9:07am

"Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe wants to clean up the American workforce.

The Discovery Channel star, who spends his time exploring how unsung laborers make a living in some of the most difficult and strangest ways, has launched the 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program to encourage Americans to get back to work.

"Every year, we do a …

Feb/06/2017 - 9:43am

After two terms of harsh criticism and strong regulatory oversight under the Obama administration brought the sector to its knees, the 2016 conservative takeover of the presidency, the Senate and the House has the sector positioned for new life.

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Feb/06/2017 - 9:40am

President Trump's nomination of Michigan's Betsy DeVos to become his education secretary was sent Tuesday morning to the full U.S. Senate for confirmation on a tight 12-11 party line vote in committee after a fractious debate over her qualifications.???

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Feb/06/2017 - 9:38am

More than 200 colleges have given the U.S. Department of Education notice that they will appeal gainful employment ratings that found their programs to be failing or close to failing. The colleges filed a required notice of intent to appeal within 14 days of the release of ratings for 536 individual programs, according to data …

Feb/06/2017 - 9:36am

Demand for electricians is expected to go up, with an expected 263,140 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 6.39 percent over the next few years.?

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Jan/19/2017 - 3:19pm

Millennials in the workforce have gotten a bad reputation. The media portrays them as entitled, lazy children, unwilling to conform to traditional professional norms and satisfied with nothing less than a six-figure salary and high-profile position without paying their dues.

Various studies, however, have found this isn’t the case. When Barnes & Noble College surveyed more …

Jan/19/2017 - 3:17pm

The size of the global animation industry was about USD 244 billion in 2015. The major animation markets include the United States, Canada, Japan, China, France, Britain, Korea and Germany. Most of the segments in the animation industry are growing at the rate of 5% YoY. The outsourced computer animation production market is increasingly being …

Jan/19/2017 - 3:14pm

An hour into Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, a clear pattern had emerged. Democrats on the Senate education committee sought to nail down answers from Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary on a series of specific questions — but they received few or no specific answers.

When Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an Independent, asked …

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