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A Record Number of Foreign Student Graduates Remain in the U.S.

According to this recent Pew Research report – Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working After Graduation Surges – there has been a 400% increase in foreign students remaining here, especially in the STEM fields. This is in line with a 2018 NSF report showing that temporary visa holder enrollments (foreign students) have steadily increased over the past years; these findings are further supported by this National Foundation for American Policy 2017 report – The Importance of International Students to American Science and Engineering.

The Open Doors program from the IIE provides a plethora of related data.



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Best High Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Country

The 2018 US News & World Report high school rankings report has just been issued. More than 20,500 high schools, including charters and magnet schools, were evaluated against a set of criteria. Jersey City schools figure in the state rankings with three of the schools attaining medal status with McNair High School ranking 5th in the state and 68th in the nation with a gold medal to prove it. Here is the complete list for New Jersey schools.

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How Did New Jersey Do in the Latest “Nation’s Report Card”?

For those who are interested, you can come here for the state results for grade 4 and grade 8 mathematics; and here for grade 4 and grade 8 results for reading. Highlights on a national level are also accessible.

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Projections of Education Statistics to 2026

This new NCES report, Projections of Education Statistics to 2026, is the 45th in this annual series of future-gazing. Besides data at the K-12 levels, this documents also focuses on the higher education sector with numerous tables exploring such trends as first time freshmen, total enrollment in higher education, the number of degrees to be awarded, et alia. A valuable planning tool for administrators and planner.

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Higher Education Surveys

Inside Higher Education publishes numerous surveys of the various constituent players in the higher education sector. Recent reports investigate faculty attitudes toward technology, admissions directors concerns, and the workplace engagement of faculty. The reports are replete with graphic representations along with explanatory webcasts. Free registration is required.

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What Percentage of the American Workforce Possesses a Nondegree Certificate?

The latest figures from 2016 are outlined in this data point – Degree and nondegree credentials held by labor force participants (issued March 2018). Fully 31% of the labor force has a nondegree certificate.

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What Skillsets Will Future Workers Need?

There are more than a few, according to this piece. But the most important is, as this report states: “Preparing for the future merely requires a commitment to learning [emphasis mine]– one of the most empowering activities a person can engage in. And, with all this change comes great opportunity. So, if you commit to learning and stay ahead of your industry, you’ll put yourself in position to reach your goals – regardless of where you stand now.” Those jobs that are predicted to grow the most will require education and re-training.

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