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Older Workers are Now Making More than Younger

Older Workers are Now Making More than Younger

It is becoming increasingly common for people to continue working until they are close to retirement age or past it. With this increase in working age, these individuals are also seeing an increase in the earnings per hour than their younger colleagues. The Brookings Institute is reporting that this is a major shift from how



Is STEM Really Enough to Prepare Students for the Workforce?

Is STEM Really Enough to Prepare Students for the Workforce?

There is an increasing focus in the United States lately on making young students ready for college and careers. One of the primary ways that this is being attempted is through STEM education. STEM education is a curriculum that is focused around science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The question of whether or not this is


Ample Growth in Low-Wage Health Care Jobs

Ample Growth in Low-Wage Health Care Jobs

There has been a recent surge in jobs in the health care field. This means that there are more job opportunities for people that work in clinics, hospitals and physicians offices. Sounds great, right? A study performed recently by Brookings Institute has shown that the majority of these new jobs in the health care field





Canadian University Spends 13 Years and $19 Million To Ensure Women Paid Equally

Canadian University Spends 13 Years and $19 Million To Ensure Women Paid Equally

In Februrary, McGill University issued checks to more than 2,100 employees that they considered underpaid due to their gender. The checks covered back pay, some as much as $80,000, according to Sean Cory, president of a union that represents university research employees. This action was part of a large program required by Quebec law to

U.S. Not Up to Par in Global Research Collaboration

U.S. Not Up to Par in Global Research Collaboration

U.S. university based research offices are being hampered by their isolation de facto, higher-education observers say. According to the National Science Foundation, in an increasingly globalized research climate, nearly one in four research papers are written by multiple authors in different countries. Such is not the case with research institutions in the U.S., according to Karen A.


President Obama Signs Training-Focused Jobs Bill

President Obama Signs Training-Focused Jobs Bill

President Obama signed a bill into law last Tuesday to help streamline and improve an antiquated job training infrastructure. The bill, called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was created to address the issue of a skills gap being experienced by many companies, despite a trend of overall job growth.  The bill received support from both Democrats

U.S. Shifts Student Exchange Program Funding to Align with Policy Goals

U.S. Shifts Student Exchange Program Funding to Align with Policy Goals

As the U.S. moves to align the funding of some of the State Department-run student exchange programs with diplomatic policy, other well-known programs may see funding cuts. Among the most notable programs seeing funding cuts is the Fulbright Program. Under the President’s proposed 2015 budget, student exchange programs like Young African Leaders Initiative — and similar


GRE Holds Back Women, Minorities, Says USF Professor

GRE Holds Back Women, Minorities, Says USF Professor

Graduate schools should reduce their reliance on popular standardized tests when considering which students to admit, a professor from the University of South Florida argues. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardize test required by nearly every non-specialized graduate school (specialized schools often have their own exams; business schools have the GMAT, for example). 


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