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Do children have a right to literacy? Attorneys are testing that question.:


When Jamarria Hall strode into Osborn High in Detroit his freshman year, the signs of decay were everywhere: buckets in the hallways to catch leaking water, rotting ceiling tiles, vermin that crisscrossed ...


Stanford's free online classes expand education opportunities worldwide and on campus:


Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public. By ...


What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?:




Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans:




Access to Literacy' Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules:




5 best practices for boosting university graduation:


Using IPEDs data, the report shows that almost 600 of the nation's approximately 3,000 four-year campuses report that less than one-third of their freshmen earned a four-year bachelor's degree in six ...


Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering:


"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough -- it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing, and nowhere is ...


Bill Gates Is Giving Every 2018 College Grad a Free Copy of His Favorite Book. Here's How to Get It:


Bill Gates is giving one of his favorite books to every 2018 college graduate in the United States. The volume is Hans Rosling's Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things ...


6 Forces Disrupting Higher Education:


Universities and health care, "eds and meds", have been in a huge growth cycle over the last few decades. Many communities have been pinning their hopes on anchor institutions like a university or research ...


In the future, college never really ends:


In the Future of Work, robots are supposed to wipe out tons of jobs, create a bunch of new ones or deliver some combination of both. Economists predict any of these scenarios will force the average worker ...
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Top Colleges Are Cheaper Than You Think (Unless You're Rich):


More than 30 top colleges now participate in a simple online calculator that provides cost estimates to families. (And those 30 typically charge similar prices to other selective colleges.) The New York ...


50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies:


High-quality, early elementary years offer a critical opportunity for development and academic learning for all children. Key components of a quality, K-3 experience include kindergarten, qualified teachers, ...


The Best Freshman Year Is a Gap Year:




This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten:




How Higher Ed Became a Partisan Wedge Issue:




College May Not Be Worth It Anymore:


Does higher education itself offer that benefit, or are the people who earn bachelor's degrees already positioned to get higher-paying jobs? By Ellen Ruppel Shell https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/opinion/college-useful-cost-jobs.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region *** A ...


The Gates Foundation And Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Want Your Ideas On The Future Of Education:


The two social-impact organizations are extending a public invitation for collaborations on research and development to benefit students and educators. By Jim Shelton and Bob Hughes https://www.fastcompany.com/40568839/the-gates-foundation-and-chan-zuckerberg-initiative-want-your-ideas-on-the-future-of-education?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=05082018 ...


American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone:


As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities. Ronald Brownstein https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/american-higher-education-hits-a-dangerous-milestone/559457/ *** University ...


Nevada Law Requiring College Courses Could Send Teachers Packing :


A separate 2015 regulation requiring teachers to pass a three-credit college course on "family engagement" could undo some of that progress and force teachers out of classrooms next year. The state is ...


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 ...

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