Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.
Todd Sollar used to think a college education was a waste of time and money.
Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of job openings out there.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that will allow undocumented immigrant students to receive privately funded scholarships administered at public universities and community colleges, officials said Tuesday.
The strategy: Encourage your child to enroll at a state university or community college for the first year or two, then transfer to a private school.
Psychiatrist Dr. E Fuller Torrey says the man suspected in the Tucson shooting displays symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Jared Lee Loughner was frightening fellow students and acting "creepy" and "very hostile" in incidents throughout 2010, according to newly released records from the community college that ultimately suspended him.
President Obama and Jill Biden emphasize the role community colleges play in the U.S. education system.
Months before its summit on community colleges Tuesday, the White House asked Americans to post on its website ideas for community college reform, and vote for their favorite idea.
The president announces a movement to link the business sector with community colleges and other job training providers.
It has gotten very little attention so far, but make no mistake: President Obama is pushing for an absolute paradigm shift in the role that community colleges will play in producing America's highly skilled workers of the future -- and not everyone is happy about it.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced additional, private funding for cash-strapped community colleges in an effort to bridge the growing degree gap between the United States and other nations.
Community colleges across the United States have seen enrollment figures jump by 24 percent over the past few years, as unemployed workers look to retrain at those institutions, which offer lower tuition compared to their four-year counterparts.
President Barack Obama announced another industry-led education initiative Monday, this time intended to ensure that the nation's community college graduates are well-trained for jobs in U.S. industry.
A government investigation finds some colleges deceive students with dishonest recruiting. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.
Mike DiGiacomo graduated with a graphics design degree from Gibbs College, owing more than $30,000 in federal student loans and tens of thousands of dollars in private student loans -- a sum he's finding almost impossible to pay off with his $31,000-a-year job at a FedEx Office store in a Boston, Massachusetts, suburb.
Community colleges have long held second-class-citizen status in the world of higher education. But they've suddenly become top tier when it comes to one important thing: training for new green-economy jobs.
President Obama's "No Excuses" address to the NAACP last Thursday has already gone down as one of his classics. Obama told the organization that even if black children are more likely to face obstacles, the job of black parents is to strive for the best for them regardless.
Community colleges are only two-year institutions, but the Obama administration says they could play a key role in helping boost the ailing economy for years to come.
In his first playing day after being celebrated on the cover of Sports Illustrated as The Next Big Thing in baseball, Bryce Harper, all of 16 years old and a high school sophomore at Las Vegas High School, drew a standing-room only crowd of 800 people to an amateur game in Oklahoma (at $5 a pop, he pretty much funded the host school's program right there), attracted a media horde that included six radio and television stations and a crew from an ESPN show, E:60, and signed autographs for more than 40 minutes. Oh, yeah: He also happened to bomb two monster home runs.
DESTIN, Fla. -- For all intents and purposes, oversigning in big-time college football is over. On Friday, the SEC, home to seven schools that signed more than 25 players this past February, passed a rule limiting its member schools to a maximum of 28 signees a year.
Question 1. My air conditioner is on its last leg. If I upgrade to a more efficient unit, is there a government rebate or anything else? -- Floyd, Florida
If you are thinking about a career change, chances are the climbing unemployment rate has you too scared to even start looking. But are your options really that bleak? Here are some tips about how even in these tough times you can make headway on switching careers -- and getting hired.
The fax machine in the Ole Miss football office began spitting out signed National Letters of Intent early in the morning Feb. 4. As the day went on, the fax machine kept humming. By the time Rebels coach Houston Nutt addressed the media on Signing Day, 37 players had inked with Ole Miss. In other words, 37 players had signed a document that promised them a one-year, renewable athletic scholarship provided they met the school's academic requirements and the NCAA's academic and amateurism requirements.
Janice McFadden's story hardly stands out.
A 7.2% unemployment rate may be a sure sign of a lousy economy, but it can also spell opportunity for publicly traded education companies.
When Bill Gates gets worked up about something, his body language changes. He suspends his habit of rocking forward and back in his chair and sits a little straighter. His voice rises in pitch. Today the subject is America's schools.
Hundreds of colleges across the nation have purchased a training program that teaches professors and students not to take campus threats lying down but to fight back
Ask just about any college student, and they'll tell you they'd jump through hoops to avoid taking a class that meets Fridays.
The Federal minimum wage is increasing to $6.55 an hour today. But for most folks facing higher prices on everything from a gallon of milk to a gallon of gas, it's still getting harder to make ends meet.
To continue school or not continue school? That is the question for many high school graduates.
In the national recruiting rankings for the high school class of 2004, down past the Dwight Howard-led contingent that leapt straight to the NBA, and beyond a crowd of players who completed their college eligibility this March, was a 6-foot-3 point guard from George Wythe High in Richmond, Va., named Tyree Evans. He had scored more points in his senior year than all but two players in Virginia prep history -- Allen Iverson and Moses Malone -- and had earned a three-star rating and the 121st spot overall from Rivals.com. He had committed to Cincinnati, a supposed future gunner in Bob Huggins' backcourt.
You may be getting your economic stimulus payment as early as today. The Bush administration wants you to spend that money. But here are some smart ideas on what you can do with your money.
In this era of jacked-up power hitters and on-base specialists who work deep counts, Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick's foremost skill is almost quaint: He hits hard line drives where there are no fielders. In doing so, he rarely alters his swing, tries to crank moonballs or jerks one down the line. Neither does he lunge, teeter or lean. Just one short, efficient cut after another, hands slicing through the hitting zone. Outfielder Torii Hunter, who joined the Angels this off-season as a free agent, was taken aback.
When hoops historians look back on the 2007-08 college basketball season, they may conclude that its most significant moment came on an Indian summer evening in October '03. At the head of a heavy oak table in his Memphis steak house sat Tigers coach John Calipari, who has led teams to both the Final Four and the NBA playoffs. Next to him was an obscure junior college coach from Fresno named Vance Walberg. For six days Walberg had observed Calipari's practices, continuing an annual pilgrimage that had given him deeper insight into the work of two dozen elite college coaches, from Bob Knight to Dean Smith to Billy Donovan.
Every step is precious now. Every movement is a gift. Every morning brings another sunrise, full of sweet promise. When Kevin Everett was a little boy growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, he would sit with his grandpa James Nico, and the older man would explain to him life's lessons. One of them was this: Don't ever be bitter. Just keep doing your best, even when things aren't looking so good.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- I had asked Kelvin Sampson to pick out a good lunch spot, so he took me to a corner store across the street from Assembly Hall on Thursday afternoon and recommended the meatloaf sandwich. He ordered the same, but when we took our sandwiches to the cash register, Sampson told me to put my wallet away and insisted on paying. "Listen, I know you're out 500 large," I told him. "I'm only trying to help."
Some college sports require helmets and shoulder pads, others require a glove and a bat, but on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo., the outfit of choice was cowboy hats, vests and boots. It was all for the 59th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
All five of the Delaware County Community College campuses in Pennsylvania remain closed on Monday, four days after an e-mail threatening unspecified violence was received by college faculty, college officials said.
CLEVELAND -- The drought is over.
Colleges throughout the United States are accommodating students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Republicans and Democrats are paying increased attention to young voters this election season, as President Bush and Sen. Kerry continue to be virtually tied in many polls.
The audience cheered on Monday as Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich strode through the crowd on his mission to the microphone to address students at Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus.
President Bush will propose a major revamping of federally funded job-training programs Monday to double the number of people trained each year and cut administrative costs by more than half, senior administration officials said.
Buoyed by new numbers showing stronger-than-expected job growth, President Bush on Friday hailed the U.S. economy as strong and "getting stronger," and he called on Congress to keep in place a series of temporary tax cuts and credits.
Two people were killed and one critically wounded early Saturday in a shooting in a parking lot of a community college in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Events have proven: Provide licenses for men to marry men and women to marry women and you'll get a line at the door.
President Bush touted his domestic agenda in the key states of Arizona and Ohio on Wednesday, the day after he delivered an optimistic assessment of the state of the union.
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THE TEACHER CAPTIVATES the class as he paces back and forth, commenting, cracking jokes, asking questions. ''Everybody loves a sincere speaker,'' says the wiry young instructor, immaculately dresse...