The Rise Of The Reverse-Transfer In American Colleges

More than half of students who transfer from four-year public universities head to two-year community colleges.

Today, Changing Gears’ Kate Davidson has the first in a two-part report on the growing burden of student debt.

We typically think that going to college is all about getting that four-year degree. And we see community colleges as a stepping stone to get there. But a new report released yesterday shows that’s not the path for many college students in America.

In fact, a surprisingly large number of students actually transfer from four-year institutions into two year community colleges.

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Midwest Memo: Lighting Up The Economy, Speedy Job Training And A Compromise In Wisconsin

The big question A blog post at the Harvard Business Review asks, “Just How Important Is Manufacturing?”

Bright future The National Resources Defense Council says Ohio has become a leader in making high efficiency light bulbs. It says the industry has created 1,500 jobs in the state. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

The long (distance) con European investors who thought they were helping Detroit’s struggling housing may have actually been victims of a scam. The Detroit News reports that at least a dozen overseas investors say they bought homes in Detroit, but the homes were never repaired, and tenants were never found.

Faster ed Why are community colleges so important to manufacturers? Speed.

Final resort After much debate and disagreement over a controversial plan to open up mining in northern Wisconsin, lawmakers are trying a new approach: compromise.