5 Websites for College Savers: Education Round-Up

5 Websites for College Savers. Figuring out how to get started on coming up with the cash to start saving for college is tough. Luckily, there are websites out there that can help you find details on college savings plans, future college costs. Read more at www.forbes.com

How To Solve America’s Low-Skills Crisis. In the Postwar 1950s and 1960s, a large pool of low-skill Americans was not a major problem because the U.S. strode the planet like a colossus. As a result, we still had a strong manufacturing base that could soak up all the no-skill or low-skill workers that could not find work elsewhere. As Asia caught and then surpassed the U.S. in manufacturing might, and as globalization and free trade agreements allowed U.S. corporations to outsource low-skill work to where it could be done cheaper and with similar quality, America’s low-skilled laborers either lost their jobs or were forced into lower-paying retail, construction, hospitality, health and food service work. Read more at www.forbes.com

 The Achievement Gap In High School Graduation Rates Appears To Be Narrowing. Even though significantly more white and Asian/Pacific Islander students are graduating from high school than their Hispanic, black and American Indian peers, achievement gaps in this area still appear to be closing. Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com