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Doing Homework Linked to Personality
October 16, 2017

Attention, attention! Homework is good for you! A recent study suggests that students who do more homework than their peers show positive changes in conscientiousness. Here's what the study can tell you about your study habits and personality.


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Could Later School Starts Equal Serious Savings in the US?
October 13, 2017
A growing body of evidence attests to the health benefits of later school starting times for teens. Now comes news that the US may reap major financial benefits from pushing back start times  - as much as $83 billion over a decade. Here’s a closer look at the findings, along with why - de...

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Government Investment in Poor Students Pays Off
October 6, 2017
Millions of low-income college students in the US receive government Pell grants every year. Now comes a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper indicating that these funds have significant payoffs in the future. Here’s a closer look at the findings, along with what they may ...

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Florida Governor Asks State Colleges to Welcome Puerto Rican Students
October 6, 2017
Florida colleges and universities are helping Puerto Rican and Caribbean students who are displaced or whose studies have been interrupted by the recent hurricanes.  Let’s take a closer look at how Florida schools are responding.

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Record Number of Women Take University Courses in the UK
October 2, 2017
This year the widening gap between the number of men and women taking university courses has reached a record.  Let’s take a closer look at potential causes of the gender gap between men and women attending university in the UK.

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Europe Attracts More Indian Students
September 29, 2017
Indian students are flocking to Europe in record numbers.  Why? Indian families are looking at more non-traditional options.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Commonwealth Consortium to Offer Youth Development Degree
September 25, 2017
Good news for those looking to study youth development.  A new consortium of 16 universities was recently formed to offer low-cost options for bachelor’s degrees in youth work in Commonwealth countries.  Let’s take a closer look at this initiative.

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How Many Aussie Teens Want to Be YouTubers?
September 22, 2017
A recent report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies yields interesting insights into the contemporary career aspiration of Australian teens. Which jobs hold the most appeal, and which are last on the list? Here’s a closer look at the data.

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Women Key to Development Goals in Africa
September 18, 2017
A new association focused on the pivotal role of women in Africa’s development was recently announced in Ghana, at the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics Africa. Let’s take a closer look at this initiative, and what it means for Africa.

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Canada Catching the Attention of More International Students
September 15, 2017
The US has long overshadowed its neighbor to the north when it came to attracting international students. Now comes news from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) that Canada is throwing down some steep competition. Here’s a closer look at rising i...

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January 11, 2019

Many parents find themselves in a difficult quandary when contemplating their kids’ higher education: how can they provide financial support without...


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January 9, 2019

You know you want to go into business. But which field? Doing what? Perhaps you’ve already begun your career but are thinking of changing course and...


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December 31, 2018

Millions of women all over the world serve their countries. Not only do they boast higher levels of educational attainment compared to their non-milit...