29 mars 2015

Maine plans to offer interest-free loans to draw more science and technology students

By Noel K. Gallagher. The legislation, which is still being drafted, seeks to give graduates an incentive to work in STEM fields in Maine, filling a growing need. Read more...

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Report suggests how to boost number of S.C. college grads

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestate.com logo"By Andrew Shain. A new report suggests increasing the number of college graduates in South Carolina by boosting financial aid for lower- and middle-class students, offering rebates for graduates in high-demand fields and raising state funding to schools that hold down tuition. Read more...

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Higher education is changing, and it is in trouble

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "businessinsider logo"By Scott H. Levine. In her March 15 Outlook commentary, "College is not in crisis," University of California President Janet Napolitano made several compelling points about higher education, including the huge disinvestment by states in public higher ed. Read more...

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Troubling Attacks On Public Higher Education

ForbesBy Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu. Three troubling attacks on public higher education in three different states have occurred within recent weeks. All suggest that public higher education may be fast becoming politicized in ways that are particularly dangerous for our democracy. More...

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Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "wired.com logo"By Mary Cullinane. As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.”
Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a decade ago and album sales recently hit their lowest point on record. More...

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Yik Yak and Online Anonymity Are Good for College Students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "wired.com logo"By Rey Junco. Last week, the New York Times published an article about the popular anonymous social app, Yik Yak. Stories introducing a new social media platform used by young people seem to almost always engage moral panics. The Times story certainly followed this model. Their thesis was that allowing young people to post anonymously on Yik Yak leads to the most horrendous instances of harassment and abuse. More...

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Taking the Tech Track

By . Across fields, grad programs are adding training in technology.
Cornell Tech students attend a class called Studio at the Cornell Tech temporary campus located in the Google building in Manhattan. More...

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As Industry Changes, Some Liberal Arts Colleges Still Thrive

By . It's a fine line to walk between adapting – but not abandoning – their core missions, several presidents say.
More than two decades ago, long before the Great Recession wreaked havoc on higher education finances and tuition skyrocketed, David Breneman, currently a professor of economics in education at the University of Virginia, warned educators that liberal arts colleges were on their way out. More...

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Sweet Briar College and the Homogenization of U.S. Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost logo"By . The announcement that Sweet Briar College, a venerable private women's college with over a century of history and tradition, is scheduled to close in August of 2015 was shocking to most who heard the news. While there has been discussion over the past several years about the prospect of various colleges closing due to the harsh realities of the higher education marketplace, most observers didn't expect Sweet Briar College to be one of them. Many Sweet Briar College alumnae are fighting to keep their alma mater in operation, and it remains to be seen whether the college will close its doors later this year. More...

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We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt

New York TimesBy . Imagine that a big, complicated company holds a huge portfolio of loans, many of which are in default or delinquency. The company’s leadership and some vocal shareholders demand a detailed review but receive a thin and incomplete report from the loan division. Financial analysts at headquarters want to scrutinize the data. But the loan division doesn’t turn it over. Without better data, the firm can’t move forward. Read more...

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