31 juillet 2015

Experts debate whether student loans are a crisis for students and the economy

By . Brown Center Fellow Beth Akers recently participated in a lively debate over the controversial motion, “student loans are a crisis for students and the economy,” at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference. More...

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When average isn't good enough: Simpson's paradox in education and earnings

By . In the early 1970s, the University of California, Berkeley was sued for gender discrimination over admission to graduate school. Of the 8,442 male applicants for the fall of 1973, 44 percent were admitted, but only 35 percent of the 4,351 female applicants were accepted. More...

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The importance of the teacher supply to education reform

By . Many contemporary education reform efforts attempt to leverage teacher evaluation policy to improve teacher quality, by making the evaluation process more rigorous or by tying results more directly to student learning outcomes, for example. By increasing the demand for high-quality teaching and teachers, these reforms have had some success. More...

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In Newark, higher ed’s renewed focus on manufacturing aims to reclaim Edison’s legacy

By . Last month, manufacturers gathered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark for a roundtable with government officials, educators, and industry leaders. More...

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Free college is not enough: The unavoidable limits of the Kalamazoo Promise

By . Education is key to social mobility. But poverty, especially when compounded by race and class isolation, leads to profoundly unequal educational opportunities and outcomes. More...

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Promises, promises: What can we learn about education from Kalamazoo?

By . Five years ago, President Obama spoke at the graduation ceremony at Kalamazoo High School in Michigan—an unusual move for a sitting president. Why Kalamazoo? Because thanks to a generous group of local anonymous donors who created the ‘Kalamazoo Promise’, almost every high school graduate gets a scholarship that pays from two-thirds up to the entire cost of college tuition. More...

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What will the Sustainable Development Goals really mean for education? (Part I)

By . Well, the World Education Forum in Incheon has come and gone with clear excitement, apparently some controversy, and ultimately another universal commitment to education for all, but now through the full secondary cycle and highlighting “equitable quality.” More studious people than I will undoubtedly now dissect the official declaration and the official documents that contributed to it and will soon emerge from the process. More...

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Lots riding on Ed Dept standard for student-loan forgiveness

By David Wessel. The U.S. Department of Education is opening what could be a very large (and, for taxpayers, expensive) door to debt relief. As the department ponders its standard for forgiving loans, potentially tens of thousands of borrowers could seek relief from repaying tens of billions of dollars in debt. More...

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How information will drive college transformation

By Stuart M. Butler. American higher education is on the verge of an enormous and rapid transformation -- a "disruptive innovation." The scale and scope of the change is likely to be similar to that experienced in computers and telecommunications (thanks to the likes of Steve Jobs), and the news industry. The result will be an American college system that is very different from today's. More...

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Picture yourself in the creative industries? Take a BTec

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Practical skills are what counts in the arts and media, so get some hands-on experience with a vocational BTec course. More...

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