Archive for February 13th, 2012

Students Talk About Why They Chose Online To Finish Degrees

February 13th, 2012

Students choose online education for its flexibilty, finish degrees that would othewise be impossible for them to attain
In a new series from U.S. News and World Reports, adult students share personal annecdotes about why they chose to pursue their degrees online.  While online programs can require additional commitment, many of the featured students state that this format allows them to juggle academics with work and family commitments. This flexibility often allows them to complete degrees that they had unsuccessfully pursued for years.
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Income Gap Trumps Race/ Ethnicity In Achievement Gap For College Prep

February 13th, 2012

Study finds widening gap between rich, poor students

According to research by Sean Reardon, associate professor of education, the gap in test scores between rich and poor students has grown steadily since the 1960s and is now nearly twice as large as the black-white achievement gap.