01 mars 2015

Whose History?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. American history is constantly debated not only by historians but by politicians. So it was largely unsurprising when some Republicans started to criticize the new Advanced Placement U.S. history framework last year for allegedly downplaying positive elements of America’s past. Many historians were caught off guard last week, however, when the criticism grew legs, at least in Oklahoma: a legislative committee there easily passed a bill declaring the new AP curriculum an “emergency” threatening the “public peace, health and safety,” to be defunded in the coming school year. Read more...

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Writing Bad Code?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Is a professor sending out a late recommendation letter for a student as bad as one who commits academic misconduct or, say, sexually harasses a colleague? And shouldn’t staff and administrators be held to the same ethical standards as faculty members? Professors at Yale University are asking those questions, among others, and generally scratching their heads at what they say is a “curious” and “confusing” proposed faculty conduct code threatening undefined sanctions for a mishmash of transgressions. Read more...

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Family Influence on Education

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. Spending your teenage years in a single-parent family puts you at a larger educational disadvantage today than it did 40 years ago, claims a new study. Read more...

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Campus Anti-Semitism

HomeBy Ry Rivard. More than half of Jewish students at American colleges reported personally experiencing or witnessing anti-Semitism within the past six months, according to survey findings released Monday...
The report, based on the National Demographic Survey of American Jewish Students, was published jointly by Trinity College in Connecticut and the Brandeis Center. The researchers were Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar, professors of public policy and law at Trinity. Read more...

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In Debt, Making New Promises

HomeBy Ry Rivard. In largely unnoticed side deals with investors, several colleges have promised they will raise prices on students, force students to live in dorms and even increase class sizes as they lay off faculty. Read more...

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Modest Use of FAFSA List

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Some moderately selective colleges seem to reduce financial aid to students who have indicated they might have their heart set on those colleges -- but the practice does not appear widespread, according to a new study of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Read more...

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Losing the student dollar

By Evie Andreou. PRIVATE HIGHER education institutions are demanding faster procedures to process student visas to third country nationals, saying Cyprus is losing the chance of becoming a regional education centre.
DISY MP Kyriacos Hadjiyiannis told the House education committee earlier this week that the government needed a strategic plan.
When university tuition fees, accommodation, food and transportation are taken into account, students spend twenty times more money than tourists, Hadjiyiannis said. More...

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World Bank Approves Financing for Nepal Higher Education Reforms Project

The World Bank on February 19 approved a US$65 million credit for the Nepal Higher Education Reforms Project to help address the human resource needs of the country and add to the national knowledge base.
The project intends to support reforms in selected institutions for improving quality, relevance, and efficiency of higher education; and to assist under-privileged students for equitable access, according to World Bank. More...

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Bertelsmann makes move to build global university data network

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "euronews logo"Germany’s Bertelsmann <BTGGg.F> has agreed to take a controlling stake in United States-based Alliant International University as the first step in a plan to build a global network of universities to share research and data.
Europe’s largest media group has made education its top investment priority. It has vowed to achieve 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) in revenue from a global market that advisory firm GSV has estimated will be worth $5.5 trillion this year and $6.4 trillion by 2017. More...

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Israel is still banning Gaza students from West Bank universities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "middleeastmonitor logo"By Ben White. Palestinian students from Gaza are still prevented by Israel from studying at West Bank universities, after an announcement this week to the contrary was retracted as a mistake.
On Wednesday, Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced that a quota of 50 students would be permitted to exit Gaza "for the purpose of academic studies" in the West Bank. However, as related by NGO Gisha, the very same evening, COGAT clarified that there had been a "clerical error" in the relevant document, and that there would be no such permits. More...

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