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Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) coordinator salary & career outlook

Maryalene LaPonsie |

Within the court system, alternative dispute resolution coordinators -- commonly called mediators -- play an integral role in keeping the peace between conflicting parties. What's more, these professionals earn good salaries and benefit from a promising job outlook.

Number of students taking SAT is up, scores are down

Jeff Goldman |

Only 43 percent of college-bound seniors met the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark. Learn more about the class of 2011 SAT scores here.

College students face significant sleep problems, study finds

Jeff Goldman |

Researchers report that a low-cost media campaign could help nearly 10 percent of students sleep better.

Survey: Women happier than men with value of U.S. higher education system

Jeff Goldman |

According to the Pew Research Center, more women than men also say college helped them grow intellectually and mature as a person.

Report: 30 percent of all college students take courses online

Jeff Goldman |

In 2010, 6.2 million students were enrolled in online education courses--a number that accounts for 30 percent of all post-secondary enrollments.

ACT exam results show gradual improvement in college and career readiness

Jeff Goldman |

Twenty-five percent of the graduates of the class of 2011 who took the exam met or exceeded all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.

Poll finds higher education offers wide range of benefits to grads in Utah

Jeff Goldman |

Utah poll shows people with a post-secondary degree or certificate earn more money, live happier lives and are a bigger benefit to their community than those with no education beyond high school.

Study ties bullying to lower high school test scores

Jeff Goldman |

Researchers found that scores on standardized tests were between 3 percent and 6 percent lower in schools where students reported a severe bullying climate.

Poll finds dining programs affect students' choice of college

Jeff Goldman |

Forty-four percent of respondents said their college's dining program was at least somewhat important in deciding where to enroll.

Electronic voting technology improving education?

JoVon Sotak |

Technology continues to change the college classroom.

Science professors say their careers prevent them from having more kids

Jeff Goldman |

A quarter of grad students are likely to consider a career outside of science purely due to the potential constraints on their family lives.

Obama administration initiates reform of No Child Left Behind

Jeff Goldman |

The process is intended to provide districts and schools with the flexibility to improve student achievement by raising standards while Congress works towards reauthorization.

Survey: Most parents aren't saving for their kids' college

Jeff Goldman |

According to a SimpliFi survey, 62 percent expect their children to share the responsibility of paying for college.

The Princeton Review names Ohio University top party school in the U.S.

Jeff Goldman |

The rankings, which also include Best Professors (Wellesley), Best Career Services (Univ. of Fla) and many others,  have been published at The Princeton Review's Web site and in its guidebook, "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition."

Survey: 68 percent of U.S. adults say discipline in public schools is too lax

Jeff Goldman |

Still, only 11 percent of American adults say a student's behavior in class is primarily the teacher's responsibility.

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