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California community college students will be guaranteed admission to UC -- if they meet requirements:


Good news for thousands of California community college students hoping to transfer into the University of California: Succeed in a rigorous set of courses, and your UC admission is guaranteed. Students ...


Cost-saving strategies for higher education - How can they save money?:


College and university leaders can offset revenue losses caused by enrollment drops by searching for money-saving moves such as renegotiating contracts and streamlining IT spending, writes Mark Warren, ...


People are saying education reform hasn't worked. Don't believe them.:


Lately, a lot of people in Washington are saying that education reform hasn't worked very well. Don't believe it. Since 1971, fourth-grade reading and math scores are up 13 points and 25 points, ...


Today's TED Talk - Academic research is publicly funded -- why isn't it publicly available?:


In the US, your taxes fund academic research at public universities. Why then do you need to pay expensive, for-profit journals for the results of that research? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access ...


Callisto - Inside the online platform that's empowering survivors of campus sexual assaults ... and catching repeat offenders:


Outraged at the incidence of sex crimes at colleges, activist Jess Ladd got mad -- and then she got to building. Here's how she developed a secure and sensitive reporting system that's in use on 13 campuses. In ...
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It's Time To Worry When Colleges Erase Humanities Departments:


It seems clear that the university, far from continuing to thoroughly ground its students in the liberal arts as part of their educations, is converting itself into a trade school, relying on market forces ...


Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses:


The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later. Now, in the wake of fake news and other troubles at tech companies, ...


These College Startups Don't Charge Tuition Until Grads Make $50,000 a Year:




25 education trends for 2018:


Year after year, educators and those invested in education love to speculate about what will take off in the near future. And as far as riveting news goes, nothing quite peaks the interest like ...


Community colleges continuing trend to offer four-year degrees:


This past summer Ohio joined a growing number of states that allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees when it enacted legislation allowing community colleges, state community colleges, ...


Some tax reform provisions might hurt universities, our country's overall competitiveness:


By every relevant metric, America's leading research universities remain the envy of the world, and are a significant part of what makes America great. Surveys from Pew and Gallup have shown a growing ...


Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to teach every Chicago public school student to code:


Tech giant Apple is setting its eyes on teaching coding to every public school student in one of the biggest and most racially diverse school districts in the nation. Apple CEO Tim Cook told USA TODAY ...


The Right Way to Fix Universities:


These proposals may sound radical, but history shows that universities flourish when they work with government to bring tangible value to the entire society. As academics, it's our turn to make an offer. Emily ...


Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program:


Seattle's new mayor is pushing free community college tuition for all of the city's graduates. Newly minted Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday signed an executive order for a program that would cover ...


Study shows Bridge GED programs help students continue on to college:


Classes geared to future careers, one-on-one counseling and time spent in college classrooms encourages GED students to seek higher education after earning their general equivalency certificates Author Patti ...


'Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees':


"Why does a kid go to a major university these days?" said Antenori, 51, a former Green Beret who served in the Arizona state legislature. "A lot of Republicans would say they go there to get brainwashed ...


Black Hills State University to offer 18-day intensive courses:


A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days. Black Hills State University-Rapid City will offer ...


How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom:


They call it the "Church Lane Hug." That is how educators at Church Lane Elementary Technology, a public school here, describe the protective two-armed way they teach students to carry their school-issued ...


What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything):


The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn't fair, and likely never will be. By ERIC HOOVER https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-regionĀ®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news *** 10 ...


Which Colleges Give You the Most for Your Money? Depends on How You Measure It:




To Maximize College Financial Aid, Timing Is Key:




Where the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend education money in next 5 years:


Bill Gates wants to see schools connect. The Microsoft founder said in a keynote speech Thursday in Cleveland that a majority of the millions of dollars the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend ...


10 reasons why your kid isn't ready for a smartphone:




Fresh ways to bypass bureaucracy and drive innovation in higher education--and it's working.:




A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College:


Starting this week, he has a new tool in what has become a yearslong campaign to fill a gap: a free, interactive, web-based game called Payback. In playing, students see running totals of their debt but ...


These are the 10 best and 10 worst states for teachers:




Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017 :


The most innovative university in the world, for the third consecutive year, is Stanford University. Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Stanford has long played a key role in the ...


The Rural Higher-Education Crisis:


The high-school graduates who head off to campus in the lowest proportions in America are the ones from rural places. When it comes to college enrollment, students in Middle America--many of them ...


How states could end the student-debt collections trap:


Take all of the economic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, and that's roughly how much the student debt burden is GROWING EVERY YEAR. By working together, state attorneys general could force changes. By ...


Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.:


Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state's education system. The results in the classrooms are ...

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