Earning your college degree is not only something to be proud of; it can be a key asset to landing the job of your dreams. With the cost of college tuition on the rise, many students and families are weighing the benefits of higher education versus the potential associated debt. While the price tag is significant, there are many paths to earning grants and scholarships to help fund a degree. When it comes to deciding whether or not college is worth the investment, it’s important to consider your professional future. Here are five reasons higher education is important to your career. [Read more...]
Last week, President Barack Obama made what some are calling a “landmark move” in the world of both immigration and education. He issued an executive order that will help to back the initial foundations of a federal version of the DREAM Act, a bill aimed at providing citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants in the US.
For several years, political and activist figures have been pushing for this law to be passed. One notable supporter is former Bush-era cabinet member Colin Powell, who has long since supported a regulation to help and protect children of illegal immigrants who have been both raised and education on American soil.
But what does Obama’s announcement mean, and what affect will it have on higher education? [Read more...]