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Education Pays … Still, says College Board

Over their lifetimes, holders of associate degrees earn almost 25% more than their peers who only completed high school. Bachelor’s degree holders earn around 66% more than those same high school-educated peers, according to Education Pays, the College Board’s compilation of data that emphasizes the personal benefits of pursuing higher education.College graduates have a much lower prob...

Report Documents Chilly Climate for LGBT People at U.S. Campuses

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people face a “chilly” climate on college campuses, according to the first-ever national report chronicling LGBT experiences at U.S. colleges and universities.The State of Higher Education for LGBT People for 2010, published by Charlotte, N.C.-based Campus Pride, reports that LGBT students experience significantly greater harassment and d...

Public Schools Fail More than Half of Black Male Students

The overwhelming majority of U.S. school districts and states fail to provide resources black males need in order to close the graduation gap.According to the Schott Foundation, during the 2007-08 academic year, only 47% of black males graduated from high school "on time" with their entering cohort.The foundation reports that more than half of the 50 states have graduation rates below the national...

Now Hiring: Job Openings in Higher Education Soar

The higher education sector greatly outperformed the national economy's modest recovery during the first half of 2010, with job openings soaring by 36%, according to a new study by HigherEdJobs, a leading resource in academia-related employment.In 2008, higher education responded to the recession by relying more on part-time employees and focusing more recruitment on academic faculty instead of ad...

Higher Ed Continues to Outpace Biz in Use of Social Media

Colleges and universities outpaced both the Fortune 500 and the Inc. 500 in adoption of social media in each of the past three years, according to a study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research.More than half of colleges and universities have blogs, compared with 22% of Fortune 500 and 42% of Inc. 500 fast-growing companies, according to the center's study.This...

Needs of Asian-American Students Unveiled by National Report

Despite the myth that Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are universally high achieving, large groups of  AAPI students have low high school graduation rates and are underrepresented in certain sectors the workforce, according to a new report to be released by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) based at New York University....

One in 10 N.H. Households Experiences Food Insecurity

Access to healthy food is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of New Hampshire, as grocery stores relocate and consolidate to cut down on costs, leaving some Granite State residents completely dependent on convenience and corner stores for basic goods.The new study by Nena Stracuzzi and Sally Ward of the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute finds that more than 10% of New...

Ed Spending in New England: The Outlook

Education spending for each of the New England states in fiscal 2011 will likely be affected by the national recession, with four of the six New England states already forced to make budget cuts to education in fiscal 2010, according to a new report by the National Governors Association (NGA).The NGA published its most recent twice-annual Fiscal Survey of States last week, reporting on the fiscal ...