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Americans’ confidence in higher education drops 21 points since 2015

Americans’ confidence in higher education has been steadily eroding for several years, and fresh data shows the trend is ongoing amid rising concerns over political agendas being pushed on campuses and whether the cost of a college degree is worth it. New results from a poll conducted by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation released Monday show only 36% of U.S. adults have a great deal…

Americans’ student loan balance tops $1.6 trillion; nearly half of borrowers haven’t resumed payments

Student loan borrowers in the U.S. are taking their time resuming repayments after the last pandemic-related pause expired late last year. Repayments were paused for borrowers of federal student loans from mid-March 2020, when the COVID pandemic began, and remained in effect until Sept. 1, 2023, 3½ years after the repayment pause began. Data from the Department of Education shows that, as of the end…

Here are some of the best summer jobs for teens and the pay

Teens around the country will soon be finishing school for the year and looking for ways they can pass their time during the summer. Some of those kids will likely want to lock down a job for when their school lets out, whether that be later this month or June, to have some cash in their pockets. Once they start looking, teens will have a…

Teachers struggling with burnout view AI as tool to ease burdens: survey

Teachers who are feeling burned out from their daily tasks view artificial intelligence (AI) tools as a way to work more efficiently and address pain points, according to a new survey. The survey released by Canva to mark Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs May 6-10, found that 35% of K-12 teachers in the U.S. experience feelings of burnout daily or most days, while 83% experience…

Hims & Hers CEO walks back praise for anti-Israel protesters after stock drops

Hims & Hers founder and CEO Andrew Dudum said Sunday that his previous comments offering support for anti-Israel protesters on college campuses were “misconstrued by some” after the company’s stock dipped. In a thread on X, Dudum said he wished to clarify his earlier comments and said he does not support violence, antisemitism or intimidation. “The last few days have been a disheartening reflection of…

Virginia woman wins lottery jackpot with first-ever ticket purchase

First time was the charm for a Virginia woman who recently won a $50,000 lottery jackpot. Katelynne Berland, of Yorktown, Virginia, was running errands in mid-April when she decided to buy herself a lottery ticket for the first time. As it turned out, that was a good decision: Her ticket was a winner for the April 14th day drawing of the Pick 5 game.  VIRGINIA…

Kevin O’Leary warns student protesters are ‘trashing’ job chances by fighting police, vandalizing school

“Shark Tank” host and business leader Kevin O’Leary explained that student protesters should be concerned about their job prospects in an interview, Wednesday.  “If you‘re burning down something, or taking a flag down, or fighting with police — I‘m sorry, you‘re trashing your personal brand,” O’Leary said of students caught on camera protesting.  O’Leary explained that like most corporations, he hires a firm to check…

Why the shine of the Ivy leagues is losing its luster

At one point, attending a four-year college and securing a white-collar job was considered the primary route to prosperity. However, this mindset is evolving, particularly as the perception of certain universities changes, according to Ken Coleman of Ramsey Solutions.  “Right now you can make a strong case that moving into the trades is a much better personal economic decision,” Coleman, the host of the nationally…

Top Education Department official stepping down as college financial aid fiasco continues

The official in charge of federal financial aid is leaving the Department of Education after the disastrous overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that has left students and families in limbo for months. DOE officials said Richard Cordray, the chief operating officer for Federal Student Aid, will step down at the end of June, USA Today reported Friday. A bipartisan spending…

US high schoolers want financial education, but many schools don’t offer it: survey

A recent survey by Intuit found that U.S. high school students want to learn about personal finance in schools but that many lack access to such courses at school, while parents may be reluctant to teach their children about financial literacy. Intuit’s Financial Education survey found that 85% of U.S. high school students said they’re interested in learning about financial topics at school and that…

Hiring based on skills is a win-win for employees and employers by removing ‘unnecessary barriers:’ report

As college debt mounts, more young Americans are saddled with bills they can’t pay back on degrees that are oftentimes unnecessary for their careers. In response, governments across the country are looking at ways to expand the hiring pool by removing educational requirements for many jobs to instead focus on the skills and experiences they possess.  Degree requirements can be an unnecessary barrier to public…

March Madness expected to break betting records, sees growing interest in women’s sports

The peak of college basketball is here. March Madness kicks off Thursday on an even larger scale this year.  The Westgate SuperBook puts the ‘madness’ in March Madness, with people lining up as early as four or five in the morning to grab a seat to watch the tournament.  “It’s going to be a packed house for all four days. It’s one of the biggest…