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Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

| December 17, 2019
Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

If you weren’t already worried about U.S. higher education, you should be now. When asked how important a college education is today, 41% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 say “very important,” which is down a whopping 45% since 2013 when 74% said the same. These new Gallup findings point to a potential disaster—looming on the very near horizon—for higher education, our country and in particular, our youth. But instead of perseverating over the very bad news here, let’s break down the two biggest problems behind this drop and highlight some opportunities to address them. 

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Changing The Way We Teach May Increase Interest In STEM Subjects. See more national education news here

| April 30, 2019
Changing The Way We Teach May Increase Interest In STEM Subjects. See more national education news here

American high school students are not pursuing STEM subjects as much as they used to. This is happening for a few reasons but according to many Americans, 52 percent, this is because the subjects are too hard and when we look at factors like ACT Math scores being at a 20 year low, we can see that this is becoming a serious problem. The question is how do we fix it? Well, in a recent survey American high school students gave us the answer.

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States aim to boost school spending following teacher walkouts. See more national education news here

| February 12, 2019
States aim to boost school spending following teacher walkouts. See more national education news here

Spurred by teacher strikes and a sense of crisis, Colorado’s new governor is one of 33 newly elected leaders of states and territories who campaigned on improving education funding. In many states, both Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need more money and teachers need better pay.

Education “is probably the most important issue” facing the legislature, said Colorado state Sen. Bob Rankin, a Republican who recently co-chaired a state education council.

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Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

| January 29, 2019
Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

Tackling student anxiety can help close the STEM achievement gap, according to a new study.

Expertise in science and technology can be a great career boost – but it can also be a great social divider: students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to pursue STEM subjects in the later years of high school.

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Is Sanity Breaking Out In Washington — A Bipartisan Fix To FAFSA Complexity? See more national education news here

| January 22, 2019
Is Sanity Breaking Out In Washington — A Bipartisan Fix To FAFSA Complexity? See more national education news here

Literally for decades, a major impediment for individuals wanting federal student financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) form. …

On December 20, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation, dubbed the FAFSA Act, helping achieve rationality in applying for federal assistance by permitting the Internal Revenue Service to share tax information on applicants for aid directly with the Department of Education.

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