30 août 2014

Campus-Banking Costs Can Add Up, Report Warns

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Campus Banking Products: College Students Face Hurdles to Accessing Clear Information and Accounts That Meet Their Needs”
Publication: Consumer Reports
Summary: Consumer Reports reviewed campus banking products offered by nine financial companies to compare their terms and calculate their costs. More...

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How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A 'New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell

http://chronicle.com/img/global-header-logo.gifBy Goldie Blumenstyk. The New York Times is entering the college-ratings game. Sorta. Kinda. Next month it plans to unveil "a new ranking of colleges and universities based on their ability to attract underprivileged kids." Or at least that’s how the project is billed on the agenda for the Schools for Tomorrow conference that the newspaper is holding next week in New York City. More...

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24 août 2014

Cuba recalls retired professors to cover university deficit

Fox News Latino - Fair & BalancedThe Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators.
The Council of Ministers' decision, published in the official gazette, will allow retired university professors to return "by age" to the classroom and be paid the regular salary plus their current pension, which could motivate many to offer their services. More...

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Cost rise hits students as university fees freeze ends

By Yojana Sharma. A global quality platform to review non-institutional education providers is to be piloted by America’s Council for Higher Education Accreditation and its International Quality Group. The platform is aimed at protecting students and is a response to the explosion of non-traditional provision – including MOOCs – and increasingly international higher education. Read more...

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Why The Education Economy Is The Next Big Thing For The American Workforce

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why The Education Economy Is The Next Big Thing For The American Workforce
Brandon Busteed, Fast Company, 2014/08/21

The author, Brandon Busteed, is executive director of education at Gallup. He argues that there should be a tighter commection between education and the economy to create what we calls the educonomy. More...

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23 août 2014

New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity

By Cecilia Muñoz. Last January, I listened to the President ask hundreds of college presidents to increase college opportunity for all Americans. He asked them to help because a college degree remains one of the surest pathways into the middle class in America, and is an especially powerful engine of social and economic mobility. Over this decade, nearly 8 in 10 new jobs will require some postsecondary education or training beyond high school. And of the 30 fastest growing occupations, half require a college degree. At the same time, college graduates earn an average of 77 percent more per hour than a high school graduate. President Obama set forth a goal early in his first term to guide our work in education – to lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020. More...

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Who says 80 percent of Oregon's young people should go to college? They do

By Betsy Hammond. Members of the public routinely question Oregon's official goal that 80 percent of its young people should earn college credentials -- at least half of them four-year degrees and the rest either two-year degrees or industry certification.
That's nuts, some people complain. College is not for everyone, they say. A liberal arts degree carries no guarantee you'll get a good job. People who work with their hands, including electricians and plumbers, make good money without a college degree, they point out. More...

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Obama: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to make sure that obtaining a higher education is affordable.
The U.S. leader said Saturday in his weekly address that paying for a higher education is a "constant struggle" for too many families and he wants to reverse that with new initiatives. More...

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5 Signs Your College is in Serious Financial Trouble

By . An increasing number of schools are unable to balance their books. Make sure yours is not one of them.
When Corinthian Colleges Inc. agreed in July to sell off or close nearly all of its 107 campuses, it left 72,000 students wondering about their futures—and whether they should have seen the writing on the wall. More...

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17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology

www.bsminfo.comBy Christine Kern. Technology is becoming an invaluable tool in today’s classrooms. Yet, there is a lot more to education technology then just ensuring every student has access to a computer. Teachers need to be adequately trained in incorporating technology into the daily curriculum and instruction. Students will be better served if they are using technology as an on-going part of the learning process, rather than a separate activity. More...

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