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What's the Key to Ending the Math and Science Teacher Shortage?

The real problem isn't recruiting teachers. It's keeping them in the classroom.

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Good News for Recent Grads: Starting Salaries Are Up

A sign that the economy is on the rebound? Average salaries for new grads increased to $51,018.

Finally, some good news for 2011's crop of college grads. For those lucky enough to snag a job, employers are offering slightly higher salaries. According to the annual Salary Survey report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average salary for 2011 grads is $51,018, up 4.8 percent from 2010's average of $48,661.

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A Goverment Shutdown Will Seriously Screw Students with Loans

Low-income college students might just not be getting those checks that keep them afloat if the government shuts down.


With the midnight deadline to reach a budget deal looming, we're getting closer to the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Department of Education has announced it will have to furlough 93 percent of its staff, about 4,500 workers, but what's the actual impact on the students of America?

Unfortunately, the DOE grinding to a halt could negatively affect cash-strapped college students, particularly those receiving financial aid through work-study jobs and Perkins Loans. Over 590,000 students at 3,400 colleges and universities have work-study jobs to help pay the bills. The government funnels $951 million per year to colleges, which then use the funds to cut work study checks to students. A shutdown will probably stop those much needed paychecks. Also affected are the 673,000 students at 1,600 schools who have Perkins Loans. During the shutdown period, no new loans will be able to be disbursed to students.

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