Jobs for youth today spares economic burden tomorrow (American Public Media) How America’s 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem. (The Atlantic) 19-Year-Old Wins $100,000 Thiel Foundation Fellowship To Skip College He was chosen after co-founding a healthcare transaction company in high school. Now, with the fellowship funding, he plans to focus Read more

House higher-education committee Chairman Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) tells MPR’s Tom Weber on The Daily Circuit why he thinks he’ll be able to get the constitutionally autonomous University of Minnesota to comply with the performance goals, spending limitations and data requested by the legislature: “I think given the way the regents’ election went this past session, Read more

Gov. Mark Dayton explains in his veto letter a main reason behind his decision to take a $1.5 million appropriation of Teach for America out of the higher-education omnibus bill: “No competitive grant program was established, no other applications were solicited, and no objective review was made by an independent panel of experts.” Some advocates for Read more

Master’s degree programs surge at nation’s colleges and universities The nation’s colleges and universities are churning out master’s degrees in sharply rising numbers, responding to a surge in demand for advanced credentials from young professionals who want to stand out in the workforce and earn more money. (The Washington Post) Foreign Students Seek Internships in China Read more