Career And Education
As thousands of Generation Y college graduates flood the workforce this spring, the nation’s employers may want to brace themselves for a new crop of entitlement-minded workers. Research conducted by Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at the University of New Hampshire, shows that members of Generation Y are more entitlement-minded than older workers.
According to the Higher Education Research Institute, more first-year college students have concerns about their ability to pay for college than at any time in the last 40 years, and these concerns reflect the impact of the recession on entering college students. At Wake Forest University, graduating seniors are responding to this anxiety.
Leaving home for college is an exciting and monumental event in a young adult’s life. And though it may seem overwhelming at times, the transition from homebody high school student to independent college freshman needn’t be a stressful one.
Federal study of supplemental programs are intended to improve students’ reading comprehension has found that only one of the three programs examined actually did so. The report, released May 5, focuses on the second & final yr of research into the reading programs. It concludes that ReadAbout, a computer-based program by Scholastic Inc., improved students’ comprehension of social studies texts when the teacher had a previous year’s experience with the program.
First lady Michelle Obama told middle and high school science teams Monday that the nation will need their skills and enthusiasm to prosper.
Mrs. Obama visited the Energy Department's National Science Bowl and read bonus questions during the middle school championship match.
The second panel of the day focused on the importance of not just work or jobs, but actual careers, to achieve the American Dream.The title of the panel was "Creating Opportunities to Achieve the American Dream," and began with an opening address by Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
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