22 juillet 2018

White House Council on 'Reskilling Challenge'

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers calls for an emphasis on the "reskilling" of adults in their prime working years, such as through apprenticeships or by opening up federal Pell Grants to shorter-term education programs. More...

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Digging Deeper on Student Loan Default Rates

HomeBy Paul Fain. Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth. More...

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Foundation Grants to Replicate Completion Consortium

HomeBy Paul Fain. Three groups of colleges -- 10 total -- have received funding from the ECMC Foundation to work together to increase student persistence and graduation rates among low-income, first-generation students and students of color. More...

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Gainful-Employment Disclosures Delayed Again

HomeBy Paul Fain. Education Department announces a second yearlong delay of some gainful-employment disclosures as DeVos works on a do-over of the vocational education rule. More...

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The 'Professor' Who Duped Me

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Conservative talk show host says Sacha Baron Cohen posed as Reed professor for comedy show on politics. Reed says ploy demonstrates a misunderstanding of what it's about, but that it's honored -- sort of. Maybe. More...

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'Hastily and Without Consultation'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Claremont Graduate University closed its philosophy department and laid off the program’s two main tenured professors this summer, just a year after approving a promising master’s degree-only model for the department. More...

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The Evolving English Major

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Report documents decline in numbers of majors but growth in new tracks. Of the specializations within major, writing is doing relatively well, and literature not so much. More...

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Johns Hopkins Professor Attacked in Germany

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. German police allegedly beat an Israeli-born professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University last week after he was attacked by another man for wearing a yarmulke in the city of Bonn. The Jerusalem Post reported that the professor, Yitzhak Melamed, was assaulted by a German-Palestinian man who knocked the yarmulke from his head and yelled insults at him, including, “No Jew in Germany!”. More...

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Compromising on a Timeline for History

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Responding to criticism of its earlier plan to begin the Advanced Placement World History exam around the year 1450, the College Board on Wednesday announced that it would begin the test with questions starting at about 1200. More...

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From Trumptown to UVA

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for a high-ranking Trump surrogate who has defended the president's comments on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. More...

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