13 septembre 2015

Populist, Not Progressive

HomeBy Don Francis. On the presidential campaign trail, we’re seeing one so-called progressive candidate after another call for the federal government to enact major new spending programs to hold down tuition at public universities. Read more...

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Pointing a Finger at For-Profits

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The spike in student loan defaults over the last decade has been fueled by students attending for-profit colleges and, to a lesser degree, community colleges, according to a new analysis of millions of federal student loan records. Read more...

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The New College Scorecard

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration early this morning released a trove of new federal data that show how much a college’s former students earn and whether they are successfully repaying their loans. Read more...

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President Obama to Announce a New ‘College Promise’ Campaign

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The movements for free community college and other tuition- and debt-free college programs will get a renewed push on Wednesday when President Obama returns to Macomb Community College, in Michigan — along with Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and a longtime community-college professor — to announce a wide-ranging new effort called the College Promise campaign. More...

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For-Profit College Will Pay Former Students More Than $1 Million

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The for-profit Daymar College will pay out more than $1 million in response to former students’ allegations that the company deceived them, according to a copy of a proposed settlement obtained by The Courier-Journal, a newspaper in Louisville, Ky. All but $200,000 of the $1.4-million amount will be distributed to former students. More...

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White House Unveils College Scorecard That Replaces Its Scuttled Ratings Plan

By Goldie Blumenstyk. The White House on Saturday unveiled the new college-information website that it developed once it abandoned its ill-fated plan to rate colleges. More...

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12 septembre 2015

U of T joins national effort to decolonize education

Résultats de recherche d'images pour « thevarsity.ca logo »By . In light of Canada’s past and present colonization of Aboriginal peoples, the University of Toronto will join 96 other Canadian universities in a comprehensive national reconciliation plan. “The Principles on Indigenous Education” aim to help decolonize education and reduce the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students by rewriting curricula to include Aboriginal history, knowledge, values, and culture. Read more...

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Which college degrees are in the most, least demand?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. According to a new study from Chicago-based CareerBuilder and its Economic Modeling Specialists International unit, the number of new college degrees awarded in the U.S. essentially has stopped growing, rising less than 1 percent each of the last two years. More...

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Obama pitches free community college plan

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Giving students two years of free community college is simply an extension of America’s historical emphasis on the importance of education, President Barack Obama told a crowd of about 1,000 at Macomb Community College. More...

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First-generation college students face hurdles, stigmas

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It was obvious to the South Oakland resident whenever he saw students driving cars paid for back home or heard them discuss exotic travel. But his sense of isolation wasn’t simply economic — or exclusively because he is an African-American at a largely white university. More...

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