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Majority of US construction firms plan to add workers in 2020

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Despite signs of a slowing economy, most US construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Stephen E. Sandherr,…
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Online vs. traditional college: Which is right for you?

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Is online or traditional school the one for you? As seniors are approaching the end of their high school career, many of them are wondering what they should do with their future. There isn’t a wrong answer for what to do after high school, but you should look at all opportunities that are available to…
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The Disruption of Higher Education

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2020: Redefining the College Choice Today’s students have more opportunities than any other generation. So how do they choose their path? No longer is merely attending college the single goal overshadowing all other aspirations. The shrewd student of today wants more. They aim to learn tech-savvy skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow, avoid cumbersome school debt,…
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Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Provide Students Relevant, Actionable Information Needed to Make Personalized Education Decisions

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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to provide students more information than ever before as they make decisions about their postsecondary education options. Thanks to the groundbreaking redesign of the College Scorecard, students can now find customized, accessible, and relevant data on potential debt and earnings based on…
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10 Ways to Help Your Teen With the College Decision

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It’s Decision Time For high school seniors who are admitted to multiple colleges, deciding which one to attend often requires additional research and deliberation. But teens only have a few weeks to make up their minds – National College Decision Day is May 1 for many colleges and universities. Parents have a role to play in…
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Applying to College: FAQs

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Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about applying to college. When should I start? The summer before your senior year is the best time to start. Most students do the majority of their application work in the fall of their senior year. See a college application timeline for seniors. How…
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DeVos pushes alternative credentials, flexibility in speech to business leaders

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday extolled the potential benefits of microcredentials and other alternatives to traditional degrees, calling on the higher education sector to innovate and look to inexpensive programs for college students. Speaking to corporate leaders at an event run by the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference…
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Options for Innovation and Reform in Higher Education

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Executive Summary Higher education is facing a confluence of challenges: tuition inflation, mounting student debt, and decreasing value in a changing economy. National-level reforms – specifically accreditation reform and greater transparency – would pave the way for greater innovation at the local level and generate more competition with traditional 4-year degree programs. Several innovative programs…
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