23 octobre 2015

After Criticism, a Controversial Effort to ‘Recast’ Admissions Pushes Back Its Start Date

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Organizers of the much-talked-about effort to “recast” the college-admissions process are pushing back its start date, from January to April, according to an email on Wednesday from the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success to college counselors. More...

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Yes, Colleges Do Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, Study Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Does College Teach Critical Thinking? A Meta-Analysis”
Authors: Christopher R. Huber and Nathan R. Kuncel, both of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Publication: Review of Educational Research, a journal of the American Educational Research Association
Summary: Educators, policy makers, and employers all want colleges to teach students critical-thinking skills, but are colleges succeeding in doing so? To answer that question, the study’s authors analyzed 71 research reports published over the past 48 years.
Their conclusion: Yes, despite arguments to the contrary, students’ critical-thinking skills do improve in college. More...

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Quality of Peers and Ease of Transfer Are Key Factors in Graduation Rates

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “A New Measure of College Quality to Study the Effects of College Sector and Peers on Degree Attainment”
Authors: Jonathan Smith, policy research scientist at the College Board, and Kevin Stange, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Organization: National Bureau of Economic Research
Summary: Recent high-school graduates who start their higher education at community colleges are far less likely to earn bachelor’s degrees within six years than are those who begin at four-year colleges, the researchers found. This paper examines why that is. More...

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State Student Aid Ticks Up in Latest Survey

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “45th Annual Survey Report on State-Sponsored Student Financial Aid”
Organization: National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs
Summary: This survey of aid programs for the 2013-14 academic year found the amount states awarded to students increased by 1.6 percent, adjusted for inflation, to $11.7 billion, compared with $11.2 billion awarded the previous year. More...

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United Negro College Fund Receives $50-Million Gift for Career Development

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Lilly Endowment will donate $50 million to the United Negro College Fund to aid career development at historically black colleges and other colleges with high African-American enrollment, The Washington Post reports. More...

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Laureate Education Will File for Initial Public Offering and Adopt New Model

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Laureate Education Inc., one of the largest for-profit education companies in the world, announced on Friday it would file for an initial public offering. The company also announced it had converted itself into a public-benefit corporation, a model that commits a company to providing public service as well as earning profits. More...

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Will Step Down in December

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Arne Duncan will step down as U.S. secretary of education in December, an Education Department official confirmed on Friday. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. More...

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Controversial Official Steps Down From Native American Post at Dartmouth

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The recently hired director of Dartmouth College’s Native American program has stepped down amid criticism of what she claimed as her ethnic background and tribal affiliation, reports the Valley News, a Vermont newspaper. More...

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10 Are Dead, 7 Wounded, in Shooting at Community College in Oregon

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Ten people died and seven more were wounded in a shooting spree on Thursday at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., law-enforcement officials said.
In a news conference on Thursday afternoon, Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County, Ore., said that three of the seven were critically injured, the Associated Press and other news outlets reported. More...

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Loi numérique, la suite

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