By Kevin Carey On January 27, President Obama stood before Congress and described the state of our union. When the time came to speak of education, he began by praising the Race to the Top program that was created by the vast federal economic-stimulus bill of 2009. "Instead of funding the status quo," he said, "we only invest...
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Seventeen states have promised to develop specific plans to improve their college-completion rates, announcing on Tuesday that they were joining a national program aimed at helping institutions meet President Obama’s goal of having the world’s best-educated adult population by 2020.
Even before they arrive on campus, students and their parents are increasingly focused on what comes after college. Whats the return on investment, especially as the cost of that investment keeps rising? How will that major translate into a job?
Students in the Canyons School District will now have three diploma options. The Canyons School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a plan that would add two advanced options to the existing diploma. The board also approved a measure to reconfigure grade distribution in its schools. The vote came only 24 hours after major changes to the diploma proposal were posted on the district’s Web site Monday night, most notably in the highest-level diploma to be offered.