07 septembre 2015

Clinton Sought Invite for Laureate at State Dept. Dinner

HomeOn the campaign trail Hillary Clinton has been critical of for-profit colleges and has called for tougher regulation of the sector. Read more...

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Push to Protect Students at Unaccredited Law Schools

HomeThe State Bar of California is moving toward adopting a rule to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, The Los Angeles Times reported. Read more...

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UT Austin Removes Jefferson Davis Statue

HomeThe University of Texas at Austin on Sunday removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, from a prominent campus area. The statue's placement has been debated for years and the university originally planned the move for earlier this month, but held off when the Sons of Confederate Veterans tried to get an injunction to block the move. Read more...

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Fixing Grad School

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Talk about graduate school being broken is beginning to sound like a broken record: Yes, it’s too focused on preparing students to become the tenure-track professors that populate academe’s endangered species list. Read more...

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Higher-Ed Groups Criticize Obama’s Overtime-Pay Proposal

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A coalition of higher-education organizations on Friday criticized the Obama administration’s proposed changes in federal rules on overtime pay that would raise the annual salary cutoff below which workers are generally eligible to receive such pay. More...

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Hillary Clinton Was Pitched on Creating Her Own University

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . We’ve told you about Trump University. But Hillary Rodham Clinton University?
As an Inside Higher Ed reporter, Michael Stratford, pointed out on Twitter on Tuesday, an email released as part of the State Department’s latest disclosure of Mrs. Clinton’s digital correspondence shows she was briefly pitched on the idea of “HRC University.” The source of the proposal: Roy Spence, a notable Texas adman and longtime associate of the Clintons. More...

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What Exactly Does the Education Dept. Say Michigan State Did Wrong?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said on Tuesday that a “sexually hostile environment” had existed at Michigan State University for some students and employees during a federal investigation into sexual-assault complaints there. More...

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06 septembre 2015

A Controversial Search Ends With a Controversial Chief for the U. of Iowa

By Eric Kelderman and Mary Ellen McIntire. Two days after faculty members peppered J. Bruce Harreld with questions about his qualifications to run a major research university, Iowa’s statewide Board of Regents named him on Thursday as president of the University of Iowa. More...

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When the supermarket becomes a classroom: Building learning communities beyond the school walls

By . Only 20 percent of a child’s waking time is spent in school. That means that even with the best schools, the best teachers and the best educational policy, schools cannot close the achievement gap. To be sure, mountains of research demonstrate the significance of early schooling in changing learning trajectories for young children. More...

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Will free college lead to more degrees?

By . In August, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her plan to reduce the cost of higher education. Following on the heels of President Obama’s January 2015 proposal to make community college free, a key component of Clinton’s plan is to improve higher education access and affordability by reducing the amount of tuition paid by students who attend public colleges and universities. More...

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