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Going Up: The Increasing Cost of College Textbooks

Going Up: The Increasing Cost of College Textbooks

CBS News recently reported that the average cost of college textbooks has risen four times faster than the rate of inflation in the past decade. The high cost has also been the reason why 65% of college students have gone without buying required textbooks at some...
The U.S. Needs More Apprenticeship

The U.S. Needs More Apprenticeship

A nationwide shortage of trade workers had led many businesses and politicians to support more trade education and apprenticeship programs. I addressed this in a previous blog. What is meant by apprenticeship? The term is loosely used to describe a variety of...
The Surprising Truth About College Completion Rates

The Surprising Truth About College Completion Rates

College dropout rates are higher than you think. The number of students who haven’t completed the courses require to graduate are higher than you might believe, as well. If there’s any good news to this scenario, it’s that both dropout and non-completion rates are...
Two Years Just Might Do It

Two Years Just Might Do It

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that about four million high school students will be seniors this year. Many have already begun to finalize their plans for what happens after they graduate – and a growing number are deciding the next step may not...