12 mai 2014

Canada’s lost generation

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Konrad Yakabuski. Shawn Atleo’s surrender to the radicals in the aboriginal-rights movement will have a serious impact on much more than just the future of the Assembly of First Nations. The first casualty of his sudden resignation as national chief will likely be Bill C-33, the long-delayed legislation aimed at closing the shameful gap in educational achievement between aboriginals and non-aboriginals. More...

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11 mai 2014

Caring professor may be key to how a graduate thrives

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you believe the new Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a study of 30,000 graduates of American colleges on issues of employment, job engagement and wellbeing, it all comes down to old-fashioned values and human connectedness. Read more...

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State education board to hold special meeting over federal warning

The state Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the federal government’s warning that Indiana could lose a waiver that allows schools flexibility in spending more than $250 million in annual federal funding and permits the use of the state’s own A-F school rating system. More...

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Selfies banned at university graduation ceremonies

Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie. Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., have been asked to refrain from taking self-portraits with their cellphones as they collect their diplomas. The seemingly simple directive is standing out for placing the slightest curtailment on a collective societal march toward sharing every waking moment on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the like. More...

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Whistle-Blower Suit Against Education Management Corp. to Proceed

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A federal judge has ruled that a multibillion-dollar whistle-blower lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation can continue, according to reports by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Bloomberg news service. More...

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U.S. Issues Guide on Race-Conscious Admissions After Supreme Court Rules

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice said on Tuesday that colleges may continue to use “appropriately tailored” admissions programs that consider race as one of several factors as part of an effort to achieve the benefits of having a diverse student body, absent any restrictions in state law that would prevent them from doing so. The departments issued the new guidance, in the form of a “Dear Colleague” letter, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that upheld voter-approved bans on race-conscious admissions at public colleges. More...

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10 mai 2014

Harvard Faculty Members Approve College’s First Honor Code

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Members of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have approved Harvard College’s first honor code, The Harvard Crimson reported. The code is likely to take effect in the fall of 2015. A Harvard committee worked on the policy for four years but refocused its efforts after a highly publicized cheating scandal in 2012. More...

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Mass. Board Adopts Policy to Spur Civic Education at Public Colleges

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has adopted a policy that encourages the state’s public colleges to sharpen their focus on civic learning. The board called the policy the first of its kind in the country. More...

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Merit Aid Won’t Help Colleges Survive

http://chronicle.com/img/CHE_logo_785x28.pngBy Jeffrey Selingo. In the summer of 1994, I interned at U.S. News & World Report, where I was assigned to collect data for the magazine’s annual college rankings, just beginning to grow in influence. A few years later, when I started reporting for The Chronicle, college-enrollment managers and presidents asked me about the methodology employed by U.S. News and just how much they could manipulate the rankings by attracting higher-caliber students. Their approach for moving up in the rankings was relatively simple: Offer financial aid to smart students, whether they needed the money or not. More...

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Senate Confirms Ted Mitchell as Top U.S. Higher-Education Official

http://chronicle.com/img/CHE_logo_785x28.pngBy Mark Keierleber. The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Ted Mitchell, the chief executive of a nonprofit educational-venture fund and a former president of Occidental College, as the Education Department’s top higher-education official. President Obama nominated Mr. Mitchell for the job in October 2013. More...

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