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Gates, Zuckerberg and the Myth of the College Dropout

While there are famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, most successful people in the U.S. graduated from college.   Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a college droupout. (JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES) By Jonathan Wai and Heiner Rindermann When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s …

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The Capital of Education Reform

Put politics aside to learn from the successful changes Michelle Rhee brought to Washington, D.C. schools. Ten years ago this week, the Council of the District of Columbia passed the D.C. Public Education Reform Amendment Act, which gave then-Mayor Adrian Fenty control over public education in the nation’s capital. In …

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Calculate the True Cost of an Online Degree

Students might ultimately save money by continuing to work as they pursue their online education. Unlike many full-time traditional degree programs, an online option allows students to boost their careers by instantly applying what they learn to their jobs. (JOSE LUIS PELAEZ INC/GETTY IMAGES) Choosing between online and on-campus education …

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Make the Leap From College to MBA

A direct path from college to an MBA is only appropriate for students with clear career goals, experts say.   One MBA professor says college seniors looking at business school should apply to programs that include work experience in courses. (ISTOCKPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES) Although most MBA students start business school with …

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Medical Schools Vary in Quality of Obesity Education

Experts say medical schools that excel in teaching about obesity tend to produce cutting-edge research on that topic.   Many medical schools provide inadequate training on obesity health issues, experts say. (ISTOCKPHOTO) As the number of obese and overweight Americans steadily increases, some medical schools are boosting the number of …

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Apply to an MBA Program

If you’ve maxed out professional development options, an MBA could help you achieve your career goals. Professionals can develop specific skills, such as negotiation and leadership, through MBA programs. (ANYABERKUT/GETTY IMAGES) Many prospective business school students confront whether now is the right time to get an MBA, particularly when they …

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4 Fields Where Doctorates Lead to Jobs

Job opportunities are growing rapidly for physical therapists and nurses who have a doctorate, data show. Experts say government agencies are eager to hire criminal justice Ph.D.s. (FOTOSIPSAK/GETTY IMAGES) Graduates of doctoral programs often struggle to translate their academic training into a steady job. This is especially true for doctorate …

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