25 septembre 2018

ESS : vitalité d’un secteur méconnu

Orientation Pays de la LoireDans les Pays de la Loire, l'Économie sociale et solidaire (ESS) est dynamique. La part de l'ESS dans l'emploi total atteint 13,1 %, positionnant les Pays de la Loire en deuxième place des régions françaises. Dans ce secteur aux multiples activités, le but poursuivi est autre que le seul partage des bénéfices. Plus...

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Survey: Americans Back Diversity, Not Consideration of Race

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Most Americans see value in American higher education, according to a survey being released today by WGBH, Boston's public radio station. More...

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Mixed Views on AP Courses

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many fear students feel pressure to take too many of them. Admissions directors say they respect other kinds of rigorous courses just as much. More...

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Study: High School Grade Inflation Pervasive

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Do good grades in high school reflect subject-matter mastery? The question is important to educators, parents and college admissions officers evaluating the transcripts of applicants. A study last year found that grades are on the rise in high school nationwide. More...

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The 2018 Surveys of Admissions Leaders: The Pressure Grows

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Not only are a majority of colleges failing to fill their new classes by May 1, the traditional target date, but they are failing to do so by June 1 as well, according to the 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released today by Inside Higher Ed, in collaboration with Gallup. More...

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In SAT Make-Up Test, Were Recycled Questions Used?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. After the SAT make-up test was given this weekend, reports again circulated on social media that the make-up test included many questions from a past SAT widely available in Asia. More...

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Walking on Campus… While Black

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Incident at UMass is the latest in which the police are called on nonwhite people on campus, doing nothing wrong at all. More...

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Professors Question Gift to Saint Louis U

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Faculty members at Saint Louis University are raising questions about whether a recent $50 million gift to create a research institute gave inappropriate control over hiring to the donors, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. More...

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Harvard Raises $9.62 Billion in 5-Year Campaign

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Harvard University has completed a record-setting fund-raising campaign, raising $9.62 billion over five years. The campaign was launched in 2013 with a goal of $6.5 billion. The campaign raised $1.3 billion for financial aid. More...

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Another Case of Recycled SAT Questions?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. After the SAT make-up test was given this weekend, reports again circulated on social media that the make-up test included many questions from an SAT widely available in Asia. An educator who works in China told Inside Higher Ed that his students reported to him about the use of these "recycled" questions, and that one student told him she had taken a practice test with the questions the day before the exam. More...

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