27 avril 2015

Higher-education help for juvenile offenders a solid community investment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "union-bulletin.com logo"By Sheila Hagar. Studies covering how many formerly incarcerated teens and young adults go on to postsecondary education are hard to find, said Lee Thornhill, manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth, based at Evergreen College in Washington state.
But while actual data is scarce, two decades of Gateways experience shows that more than 98 percent of youths released from detention centers stay in their home communities. But most do not earn a high school diploma or pursue a college education. More...

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

NPRBy Anya Kamenetz. Remember the MOOC?
Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming virtual study groups — all for free. More...

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Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "latimes.com"By . Stanford University's honor code dates to 1921, written by students to help guide them through the minefield of plagiarism, forbidden collaboration, copying and other chicaneries that have tempted undergraduates since they first arrived on college campuses.  aren't proctored, and students are expected to police themselves and speak up when they see others committing violations. More...

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Education Researchers Aim To Scrutinize College Rankings

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "ibtimes logo"By . College and university rankings have long driven battles for prestige among higher education institutions despite skepticism and criticism from some industry professionals over how the rankings are calculated. But some higher education researchers are aiming to take a closer look at ranking methodologies to see if colleges might be able to use them, rather than fixating on the criticism. More...

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‘Sustainability’ lowers higher education

By George Will. Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum. More...

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Community colleges stepping up recruiting overseas

providencejournal.comBy Bonnie Miller Rubin. Despite the fact that they don't play football, basketball or soccer, Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves were hotly recruited by Joliet Junior College.
The two young men arrived on campus in January, leaving behind their island home in the South Pacific _ a leap of faith, considering they are the first members of their respective families to ever board an airplane, much less pursue higher education. More...

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Most Americans Say Higher Education Not Affordable

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "gallup logo"By Brandon Busteed and Stephanie Kafka. A majority of U.S. adults, 61%, believe education beyond high school is available to anyone in America who needs it -- down from 67% who felt this way in 2013. However, only a small minority (21%) believe higher education is affordable. More...

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Experts say Tenn. model for reforming higher education could help other states considering performance-based funding

providencejournal.comBy Lynn Arditi. Rhode Island officials who have proposed legislation to tie higher education funding to performance-based standards would be wise to look at the experience of Tennessee, national education experts said during conference here Tuesday. More...

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UMass students testify about burden of student debt, want free higher education

masslive.com logoBy Diane Lederman. Filipe Carvalho will graduate from the University of Massachusetts with $20,000 in debt; Liam Gude has already amassed more than $62,000 in debt and that is growing. About four dozen students gathered outside the Student Union Thursday to talk about debt, to get the conversation started. More...

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California’s multi-million dollar online education flop is another blow for MOOCs

The Hechinger ReportBy Ryan Derousseau. “Reinvent.”
That was the giddy catchword of a plan by the University of California to create an all-digital “campus” that would revolutionize higher education by providing courses online for students shut out of the system’s brick-and-mortar classrooms at a time of high demand but falling budgets. More...

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