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3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

Yes, commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace, Jeff Bezos, and Arianna Huffington show us, some platitudes can save your life.<p>After the cherry blossoms have fallen from their branches in rising temperatures of the late springtime, we are every year …

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With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple’s Dominance In The Classroom

Google I/O, the company’s sixth annual developer conference, got officially underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, and it was an eventful day. It took the company every minute of its epic three-hour keynote to unfurl a laundry list of announcements and updates, seemingly across every product …

Number of the Week: Class of 2013, Most Indebted Ever

By<p>Phil Izzo<p>Phil Izzo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@philizzo<p>philizzo76<p>Google+<p>Phil.Izzo@wsj.com<p>$30,000: The average student-loan debt for a borrower who received a bachelor’s degree in 2013.<p>The class of 2013 entered college just as the economic recovery was beginning in June 2009, but while their …

College Enrollment Declined 2.3 Percent This Spring, Report Shows

It appears that fewer students are choosing to enroll in college.<p>A report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Thursday revealed a 2.3 percent dip in students choosing to attend college during the spring of 2013. This year’s numbers represent a big leap from last spring, …

12 Things Successful People Do Differently My no. 13: They are spontaneous! ...

12 Things Successful People Do Differently My no. 13: They are spontaneous! My no. 14: They have fun! #success - Ryan Cleveland - Google+

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

Sallie Mae Profit Boosts College Endowments And Pension Funds As Students Pay More

University endowments and teachers’ pension funds are among big investors in Sallie Mae, the private lender that has been generating enormous profits thanks to soaring student debt and the climbing cost of education, a Huffington Post review of financial documents has revealed.<p>The previously …

The College Bubble Is Finally Bursting

Some schools are seeing just 20% of the students they accepted enrolling, versus the usual rate of 33%. These schools have raised tuition discount rate — the price after grants and scholarships — to an all-time high of 45%.<p>Meanwhile, the median sticker price increased just 3.9% last fall, the …