16 mars 2015

Salem State, Montserrat merger may cost taxpayers

By Paul Leighton. When Salem State University and Montserrat College of Art announced last week that they are exploring a merger, their presidents extolled the potential benefits for both institutions. More...

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Colleges not ready for 'college ready' Common Core

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "politico.com logo"By . The Common Core standards are supposed to get students ready for college.
But colleges don’t seem ready for them.
Five years after states across the nation began to adopt the Common Core, colleges have done little to align their admissions criteria, curricula or educational policies with the new standards. More...

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President Obama Launches TechHire

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "whitehouse.gov logo"By Megan Smith and Jeff Zients. Yesterday, speaking to nearly 2,000 local leaders at the National League of Cities annual meeting, President Obama announced his TechHire initiative, a new campaign to work with communities to get more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs. More...

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Can Technology Get More Students Through College?

By . Officials at Virginia's largest community college are turning to data analytics in the hopes of boosting graduation rates. More...

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Graduate School Loan Borrowers May Face Reduced Forgiveness Options

By . The federal government is facing tough budgetary choices on how to fund loan forgiveness programs.
The release of President Barack Obama’s budget last month sparked growing concerns that student loan forgiveness – specifically for graduate school student debt – will cost taxpayers much more than originally estimated. More...

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The Student Aid Bill of Rights: Enhancing Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "whitehouse.gov logo"By Arne Duncan. The single most important investment anyone can make in their future is to pursue higher education. But the one thing I often hear from families is that they are worried about the cost. Too many students are graduating from college feeling burdened by their student loan debt. The Obama Administration has – and will continue to – make college more affordable through increased Pell Grants and education tax credits, while improving transparency so that students and families have the information they need to select schools that provide the best value. More...

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Four years of higher education in Central Mass. for $30K

WBJlogoBy Carol McDonald. Four public institutions of higher education in Central Massachusetts are collaborating to guarantee qualifying students four years of post-secondary schooling for $30,000. The arrangement begins this fall and involves Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester, and Worcester State University. More...

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Open education thrives in California through massive collaboration

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The University of California, Irvine (UCI) today announced a partnership with the primary systems of education in California, University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges (CCC), to advance the field of open and free education. The collaboration between the three systems of education is a growing illustration of the power of open education. More...

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National ed groups issue principles to guide use, protection of data

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), along with 30 leading national education organizations representing parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, state boards of education, chief technology officers and many others, today released 10 principles for protecting and guiding the use of the personal information of America’s students. More...

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Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

The EyeBy Kristin Hohenadel. Thomas Heatherwick is the London-based architect whose Heatherwick Studio has produced the 2012 London Olympics’ hammered copper cauldron, a futuristic version of London’s double-decker bus, plans for a Garden Bridge that would provide a grace note of urban flora for pedestrians crossing the Thames, and the new Googleplex in Silicon Valley. More...

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