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Archive for September, 2011

A Couple College Related Articles For September 16, 2011…

September 16, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The College Board is out saying that SAT scores have dropped and that 1.65 million students have the taken the exam in 2011.

The New York Times reports on a few colleges that are going to allow a college student if they meet the requirements can go to the college for a fifth year for free to finish getting that college degree.

Bankruptcy Rates Up for College Grads….

September 13, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

Two New reports out college bankruptcies are out. One from the federal government and one from the Institute for Financial Literacy.

The Federal government looked only at college bankruptcies:

8.8% of all borrowers have defaulted on loans which is up from 7%.
15% of for-profit students have defaulted on loans which is up from 11.6%.
7.2% of public students have defaulted on loans which is up from 6%.
4.6% of no-for-profit students have defaulted on loans which is up from 4%.

NY Times link on this report: Click me.

The Institute for Financial Literacy though looked at way more than just college bankruptcies.

They say:

6.73% of people with a graduates degree has filed for bankruptcy in 2010. That data has only been going up since 2006.
8.82 of people with an associates degree filed for bankruptcy in 2010. That data also has only been going up since 2006.

They also show a slow gradual rise in men declaring bankruptcy since 2006, but the females are showing a slow gradual decline.

They show that more people at the older age brackets filing for bankruptcy.

CNN.com article link: click me.

The Baltimore Education Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University Is Out….

September 12, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

with a report stating that among all City Schools graduates from the Class of 2004 who started at a 2-year college, only 5.8% had earned a degree by 2010.

Baltimore Sun Article link: click me.

Education News For September 12, 2011…

September 12, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The AP reports on Tuition hikes fail to stop cutbacks in higher ed.

The Arizona Republic reports on Arizona teacher accent scrutiny halted to avoid a civil-rights suit.

The Detroit News reports on students highlighting DPS failures including old textbooks.

Education News For September 9, 2011

September 09, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Indy Star reports on college heads in Indiana defending tuition hikes.

Education News For September 7, 2011…

September 07, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Des Moines Register reports on an education reform plan will call for exit exams and teacher pay tiers in Iowa.

The Baltimore Sun reports on education reform coming to the suburbs.

The Oregonian reports on kindergarten enrollment spiking across the Portland area creating a class size increase.

The New York Times reports on troubles schools trying to mimic charter schools.