education

Learn More + Earn More = Live Longer?

Posted on 11/21/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHow long you live has a lot to do with income and education. That’s the message from experts who testified on Nov. 20 at a U.S. Senate hearing on “Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status May Be a Death Sentence in America.” >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter. As Steven Woolf, M.D., the director of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University, put it, “the lower people’s income, the earlier they die and …

Universidades mexicanas perfilan una idea para la comunidad hispana

Posted on 11/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLas cifras no mienten. Se está poniendo más y más difícil contar con ingresos para cubrir los costos universitarios, especialmente para familias de bajos recursos económicos. Esto se refleja en las estadísticas de los estudiantes hispanos que cuentan con un título universitario, que tiende a ser más bajo que otros grupos y mucho más bajo si se toma en cuenta el título de posgrado. Pero ha surgido una opción interesante: realizar los estudios superiores en una universidad mexicana sin salir …

Sandra Day O’Connor: Class Dismissed … and Inspired

Posted on 09/18/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayFor those of us who love the law, what’s best about it is how it is always developing, changing, adding data points like dots in a pointillistic picture. For those of us with a career in the law, staying engaged with — and curious about — theory and policy and societal progress transform a 30- or 40- or 50-year occupation into a passion. I’ve been trying to get my students to drink the “legal education is fascinating for its own …

A Teacher Who Walked in Her Tiny Students’ Shoes

Posted on 08/22/2013 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeYou can say that Chris Cook is living her past every day. But it’s helping her to prepare a generation for tomorrow. This week, Cook, 49, welcomed nine children to her kindergarten class at the Milton Hershey School, a private boarding school on 2,640 acres in Hershey, Pa. The chocolate titan of the same name started a trust in 1909 to found the school for kids from families in financial and social need. It still covers all expenses of the …

$241,080: The Cost to Raise a Kid

Posted on 08/16/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsDear Adult Children, If you don’t appreciate your parents by now, perhaps this will change your mind: Raising a kid today costs $241,080 — and that doesn’t even count spiraling higher education expenses, according to a new government report. (By the way, you’re welcome Bloomberg’s Zara Kessler.) That figure represents an increase from the $219,500 (inflation adjusted) that we boomer parents shelled out to raise your generation (born around 1990), says Mark Lino, an economist who did the calculations for …

Are We Teaching Our Next Generation the Right Stuff?

Posted on 06/19/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayI was on break from college, and proud to tell dad about my new major. “General Studies in the Humanities” sounded cool to me, but he was less impressed. “What the hell use will that be in world?” he wanted to know. “I’ll be a better human,” I snarked, stumped for a better answer. A report released today would have helped my case with dad. The Heart of the Matter comes from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission …