15 juin 2014

New VIU centre will study Canada’s earliest treaties

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Peggy Berkowitz. The centre’s focus will be research about pre-Confederation treaties from BC and across the country. Vancouver Island University sits on territory where a treaty was signed between the Crown and First Nations people in the decade before Canada became a country. So it is fitting that the university will now become home to a Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation. More...

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14 juin 2014

If we want better jobs data, our governments have to lead

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Don Drummond. Canada has poor labour market information and as a result we do not have answers to simple questions that affect Canadians’ livelihoods. Employers complain they cannot find enough skilled workers, yet the Canadian unemployment rate is far from its lowest level. More...

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09 juin 2014

U.S. schools push for campuswide fair-trade status

By Tim Goral. 17 U.S. institutions have been recognized as a “Fair Trade Colleges”.
Last fall Cabrini College (Pa.) became one of only 17 colleges and universities in the United States to be recognized as a “Fair Trade College.” (The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was the first in 2008.)
Fair trade is a model in which producers are paid above market, “fair trade” prices provided they meet specific labor, environmental and production standards. More...

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Research Agenda for For-Profits

HomeThe University of Southern California's Pullias Center for Higher Education on Friday released a proposed research agenda on the for-profit sector. The five-page document grew out of a meeting the center hosted in April. The event featured five papers with different perspectives on for-profits, which sought to "move beyond hyperbole" by confronting the competing narratives about the sector. Read more...

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Obama Set to Expand Income-Based Repayment Program

HomePresident Obama will announce Monday that he plans to expand an income-based repayment program for federal student loan borrowers, The New York Times reported.
The administration plans to broaden eligibility for its Pay As You Earn program – which caps student loan payments at 10 percent of borrowers’ discretionary income and forgives any unpaid debt after 20 years – to include an estimated 5 million additional borrowers who have older loans, according to the Times.
Obama will also formally announce that the Education Department plans to renegotiate the contract it has with federal student loan servicers to include incentives for helping borrowers avoid default. Read more...

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Unit Records, Risky and Wrong

HomeBy Bernard Fryshman. We have a propensity to draw conclusions from patterns, even when there is a lack of hard data. Thus, British soccer fans are rarely invited to join quiet lawn parties in retirement villages, and NFL football scouts have not added Rabbinical schools to their talent-search itineraries. Read more...

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One Down, Many to Go

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology are optimistic but “not declaring victory” after one semester of its affordable online master’s degree program in computer science. While the program has been well-received by students, administrators are still striving to solve an equation that balances cost, academic quality and support services. Read more...

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4 for the Price of 1

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many faculty members gripe about the way presidential compensation dwarfs their own -- and how high-level perks create a divide between professors and presidents. Four such faculty members have found an unusual way to attract more attention to this critique. They have applied jointly to share the job (and the $400,000 minimum salary) of the opening to lead the University of Alberta. Their application is, in part, tongue-in-cheek. Read more...

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Homeless college students and the fight to escape poverty through education

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Young Americans are living out of cars and using public facilities as families and schools close doors and prioritise budgets. A month before his 18th birthday, Jeffrey Williams found himself homeless. The condition did not come out of blue, as Williams, who was adopted at the age of four, was warned about the fact by his adoptive parents, who said they would not support him after he graduated high school. More...

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Brazil passes goal for education as World Cup looms

By Isabel López Ruiz. Brazil will aim to be spend 10 per cent of GDP on education within a decade after a national plan was passed by the country’s main legislature. The National Congress of Brazil passed the National Education Plan (Plan Nacional de Educação, PNE) on 3 June, around four years after the proposal was initially tabled by the Ministry for Education. More...

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