Adults who took educational trips when they were 12-18 years old earn an average of $5,000 more in annual income and are more likely to be college graduates than their peers who did not travel, according to a new study by market research firm the Wagner Group.
Congress is set to approve a student loan deal that will cut interest rates for 11 million student borrowers this year, saving each undergraduate an estimated $1,500 over the borrowing period. Critics of the bipartisan compromise, however, contend that the deal, which would link interest rates to the market, will keep rates too high and subject future borrowers to greater costs. Here is a closer look at what students can expect.
The launch of someone’s career in a science, math, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field can start as early as elementary school, though the right elements are necessary to engage students. Several unique initiatives across the country are helping cultivate interest in STEM and fostering learning outside of the classroom curriculum.
During a brief speech at the White House on May 31, President Barack Obama, surrounded by college students, remarked on the state of student debt and noted how education loans have a significant impact on lifestyle choices, and ultimately, the economy. The speech was part of an effort to urge Congress to prevent subsidized student loan interest rates from doubling this summer.
The Eastern States Exposition (EASTEC) in May will highlight challenges and solutions for a qualified workforce pipeline, educational pathways for the next generation in manufacturing, and solutions to fill the skilled worker gap. Read more
Addressing the skilled labor gap can start with high school education efforts, but keeping students engaged can be a challenge. As shop classes fade out of the core curriculum, they are being replaced with different incentives for students, ranging from manufacturing training classes during visits to facilities to high-tech real-world training in classroom settings. Read more
New research reveals that most high-achieving, low-income students do not apply to America’s top-ranking colleges. Unable to surmount rising tuition rates and personal financial pressures, many such students opt, instead, for non-selective institutions, and some avert higher-education altogether. The emergence of stronger financial aid packages and scholarships can bring these students back from the brink, encourage them toward higher education and life-rewarding careers, and ultimately fuel the economy for future generations. Read more