Survey: More "Soft Skills" Wanted from Employers
A survey of employers found that nearly 3 in 4 valued the “soft skills” – listening, critical thinking, attention to detail and effective communications.
Is Student Debt Preventing Grads from Home Ownership?
The Federal Reserve is blaming student debt as the main culprit as to why younger Americans aren’t buying homes, according to recent research.
Study: There Are Economic Benefits for Educating the Incarcerated
Inmates are not eligible to for Pell Grants, but a recent study from the Vera Institute of Justice and Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality suggest there is a real economic benefit to allowing those incarcerated to use funds for their education.
ABA Pushing to Link Bar Passage Requirements for Law Schools
The American Bar Association is soon to propose a new rule for law schools: more than three quarters of graduates pass the bar exam within two years or the school is risking forfeiting its accreditation.
Study: Veterans Underrepresented at Prestigious Institutions
Only one in ten veterans use their GI Bill to enroll in elite institutions while one in three will use the bill to attend a for-profit institution, according to a study on veterans produced by Ithaka S+R.
Study: More College Students are Food Insecure
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study finding evidence of increasing food insecurity among college students.
Survey: Will OER Lead to a Decrease in Use of Textbooks?
Open educational resources are growing in popularity, according to a survey of more than 4000 faculty members conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group.
2018: Year in Review
Both Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education have published stories about the most read stories of the year and the stories that made the most impact on higher education in 2018, respectively.
DeVos Says Higher Ed Due for “Rethink”
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed education leaders at the American Council on Education this week suggesting that “higher ed is due for a rethink.”