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Study Projects Big Job Cuts in Schools for 2011-12

A quarter-million jobs in education are in jeopardy next school year, according to the latest economic impact survey by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Two-thirds of U.S. school districts eliminated personnel in the 2010-11 school year, and nearly three-quarters expected to cut more jobs in the 2011-12 school year, according to the Projection of National Education Jo...

Delinquents: Student Borrowing Behavior

Students who left postsecondary institutions before earning a degree or certificate—and students who attended two-year and for-profit institutions—faced delinquency on their student loans at much higher rates than their peers, according to a new study released by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing,...

How College Students Spend Their Time: Sleep First, Class Later

Findings presented in the latest issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity put a new twist on the adage “the harder you work, the luckier you get.” In fact, it may be true that the older you are, the harder you work.The latest issue of the data-rich newsletter published monthly by higher education analyst Thomas G. Mortenson and his colleagues explores “Time Use of Full-Time...

Amid Focus on Science Literacy and Business Ed, Liberal Arts Blossoms

"Science courses belong in the liberal arts curriculum for the benefit of both science and non-science majors."That's one of the main findings in a study released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Science and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education warns that the pace of scientific and technological change means all adults should be prepared ...

How New England Fared in the 2010 Midterm Elections

It’s over. Gone are the acrimonious debates, boisterous crowds, vicious campaign attack ads, incessant robo calls and campaign paraphernalia cluttering street corners, highways, lawns and sidewalks. The voters have spoken in New England and across the nation.Nationally, Republicans swept races for governor, the state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. According to the National Conference of...

Men’s Club Redux? Fewer Women Win State Legislative Seats

The percentage of state lawmakers who are women will shrink to 23% in 2011, down slightly from almost 25% in 2010, according to a new report by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).This reverses a trend in which women made up a larger proportion of state legislatures each year back to 2005 when women comprised just over 22%.While New England legislatures have included more women hi...

Average Student Loan Debt Grows by 6%; NE Hit Especially Hard

Average student loan debt grew to an average of $24,000 per student in the Class of 2009, up 6% over the Class of 2008, according to the latest national report from The Project on Student Debt.The report is especially worrisome for New England where all six states have higher student debts levels than the national average. New Hampshire had the second highest debt load in the nation behind Washing...

New Nat’l Report Details College Admission Trends

Most colleges reported an increase in student applications for fall 2009 admission, while 29% reported decreases (the largest proportion since 1996), according to the 2010 State of College Admission report released Wednesday by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).The share of applicants offered admission at four-year institutions was 67%  for the fall 2009 adm...

Working Wives’ Contributions to Total Family Income Rising, Says Carsey Institute

Employed wives brought home 47% of their family's total earnings in 2009, up from 45% in 2008, according to a new report by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.That “marks the largest single-year increase in 15 years,” according to the report Wives as Breadwinners: Wives’ Share of Family Earnings Hits Historic High during the Second Year of the Great Recession...

Special Policy Report: A High-Stakes Election for New England

Like the traditional four seasons in New England, election season has the potential to bring about stunning change. This year, races at the gubernatorial, federal and state legislative levels will have significant impacts on education and policy in the region for years to come.The political landscape in New England will be dramatically altered following the Nov. 2 midterm elections. At least four ...