22 février 2015

Electronic Innovation >>>

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . My expertise in the conventions of texting and Twitter and Instagram, compared with the expertise of the undergraduate students I work with, is <.
Actually, it is <<<<<. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:13 - - Permalien [#]

All Students Should Receive Federal Money for College, Report Proposes

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All”Authors: David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education, and Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy, both at the Center for American Progress
Organization: Center for American Progress
Summary: This report is the first in what will be a series of policy recommendations on how best to break down barriers to higher education through changes in the federal student-aid system. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:05 - - Permalien [#]

Do the Loudest ‘Expert’ Voices on Education Have the Least Expertise?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Educational Expertise, Advocacy, and Media Influence”Authors: Joel R. Malin, a doctoral student in education policy, organization, and leadership, and Christopher Lubienski, a professor of education policy, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Summary: A new study, published in the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives, explores the relationship between expertise in educational research and the likelihood of playing a role in news-media debates over education policy. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:04 - - Permalien [#]

Unemployment Rates for College Graduates Are Dropping, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy Report: “From Hard Times to Better Times: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings”Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Ban Cheah
Organization: Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce
Summary: The report uses 2011 and 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to examine employment and earnings among younger and more-experienced workers with several different levels of education. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:02 - - Permalien [#]

Student-Loan Counseling Has Room for Improvement, Study Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy Report: “From Passive to Proactive: Understanding and Improving the Borrower Experience With Online Student-Loan Exit Counseling”Organization: TG, a nonprofit organization that provides borrowers with support in navigating the federal student-aid process
Summary: The U.S. Department of Education’s online student-loan exit-counseling model, used by colleges across the country, has many flaws, says this new report, based on an analysis of six institutions that use it. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:01 - - Permalien [#]

Princeton Receives $300-Million Bequest of Rare Books

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Princeton University has received a bequest of some 2,500 rare books and manuscripts from a longtime benefactor who died last fall, the university announced on Monday. The donation, valued at $300-million, is the largest in Princeton’s history. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:48 - - Permalien [#]

‘The New York Times’ to Offer Courses as Part of New Education Effort

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The New York Times is re-entering the world of education with a new effort called NYT EDUcation, the company announced on Wednesday, though officials revealed few details.
The Times is collaborating with the CIG Education Group, which helps create branded academic institutions like Sotheby’s Institute of Art, to develop the program. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:46 - - Permalien [#]

Canadian Regulator Shuts Down 14 Everest College Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The government of Ontario has shut down 14 campuses of Everest College, whose U.S.-based parent company, Corinthian Colleges, collapsed last year while under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Education. On Thursday the regulator that oversees Everest revoked the chain’s license to operate. The National Association of Career Colleges, a nonprofit group that represents career colleges in Canada, told the CBC that it hoped to work with the province to limit the damage to the more than 2,400 students who attend Everest institutions in Ontario. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:45 - - Permalien [#]

Colleges’ Credit-Card Agreements Are Hard to Find, Consumer Group Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A consumer-advocacy group says several colleges are not making their credit-card agreements available to the public, in violation of federal law. In a letter to two officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency, the Consumers Union said the group had contacted 10 universities, none of which “provided us any information or copies of their college credit-card agreements.” More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:44 - - Permalien [#]

Colorado Sues For-Profit College, Claiming ‘Deceptive’ Practices

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Colorado’s attorney general has sued a for-profit college for “deceptive trade practices,” The Denver Post reports. The lawsuit, filed in December, asserts that the company, CollegeAmerica, misled students by advertising, for one thing, that they “could earn a million dollars more over your lifetime if you hold the right degree.” More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:43 - - Permalien [#]