Each week, TIME’s Kayla Webley fills you in on the goings on in the education world, everything from pre-K to higher ed.
class of 2011
While test scores have increased slightly, the news still isn’t good.
The Comedy Central funnyman donned a purple cap and gown for a second time – following his own Northwestern graduation in 1986 – in delivering the commencement address to the university’s class of 2011.
Taking a page out of his usual comedy book, Conan kept the Dartmouth crowd laughing while imparting on them a heavy dose of post-graduation reality.
The Wall Street Journal‘s Number of the Week this week is $22,900 — the average debt among college students in the class of 2011.