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Black Hills State University to offer 18-day intensive courses:


A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days. Black Hills State University-Rapid City will offer ...


How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom:


They call it the "Church Lane Hug." That is how educators at Church Lane Elementary Technology, a public school here, describe the protective two-armed way they teach students to carry their school-issued ...


What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything):


The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn't fair, and likely never will be. By ERIC HOOVER https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-regionĀ®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news *** 10 ...


Which Colleges Give You the Most for Your Money? Depends on How You Measure It:




To Maximize College Financial Aid, Timing Is Key:




Where the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend education money in next 5 years:


Bill Gates wants to see schools connect. The Microsoft founder said in a keynote speech Thursday in Cleveland that a majority of the millions of dollars the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend ...


10 reasons why your kid isn't ready for a smartphone:




Fresh ways to bypass bureaucracy and drive innovation in higher education--and it's working.:




A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College:


Starting this week, he has a new tool in what has become a yearslong campaign to fill a gap: a free, interactive, web-based game called Payback. In playing, students see running totals of their debt but ...


These are the 10 best and 10 worst states for teachers:




Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017 :


The most innovative university in the world, for the third consecutive year, is Stanford University. Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Stanford has long played a key role in the ...


The Rural Higher-Education Crisis:


The high-school graduates who head off to campus in the lowest proportions in America are the ones from rural places. When it comes to college enrollment, students in Middle America--many of them ...


How states could end the student-debt collections trap:


Take all of the economic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, and that's roughly how much the student debt burden is GROWING EVERY YEAR. By working together, state attorneys general could force changes. By ...


Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.:


Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state's education system. The results in the classrooms are ...


Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues:


Ms. Delzer of Mapleton, North Dakota is a member of a growing tribe of teacher influencers, many of whom promote classroom technology. They attract notice through their blogs, social media accounts and ...


College of Idaho Announces Presidential Change:


The College of Idaho http://www.collegeofidaho.edu has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing ...


Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn't prepared for its effect on my kids.:


When my youngest child was born in 2002, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I'm told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling iGen. I ...


Idaho schools try new tactics to combat teacher shortage:


Ross Parsons is surprised more people don't go into teaching. But it wasn't his original plan, either. Parsons' first career was a river ranger for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. This ...


As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away:


Tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college but have not been able to keep up payments may get their debts wiped away because critical paperwork is missing. The troubled ...


How America Is Failing Native American Students:


Punitive discipline, inadequate curriculum, and declining federal funding created an education crisis. American Indian and Alaska Native students are disciplined more than most other racial groups, ...


There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago:


The number of college and university students has dropped for five straight years, to about 18 million in the semester just ended, and no upswing is expected until 2023. What growth does lie ahead will ...


Silicon Valley investors embrace a new vision of college:


Make School, a for-profit startup in this city's South of Market district, is one of the most unusual schools in the country: It lets students enroll in classes for free if they agree to pay later after ...


Student debt: Oregon passes new law to make universities share 'easy to understand' debt data:


At least 44 million Americans are carrying some student loan debt, estimates show, and collectively owe nearly $1.4 trillion. That's greater than the U.S. total for credit card debt. Starting in January, ...


California Gov. Jerry Brown Orders Creation of Online Community College:




University sends out the coolest AR-enabled letter of acceptance:


Upon opening the app, students will be able to see a virtual model of the university, including information about its history and find out more about its aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering ...


Nearly 20 percent of households with student loans are behind on payments:


After decades of rising college costs and tepid income growth, student debt has become a drag on graduates' hopes and a threat to economic growth. The cost of a four-year college education, adjusted ...


Defrauded students were about to get federal help with loans. Now they have to wait:


Less than three weeks before it was set to kick in, the Trump administration has rolled back a regulation designed to protect students who were defrauded at for-profit colleges and announced plans ...


How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms:


At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation's needs. ...


Stevens Institute of Technology's Plan to Honor Greg Gianforte Stirs Outrage:


"It's an embarrassment to Stevens -- as engineers, as technologists," Mr. Messina said. "There's a lot of smoke that says maybe this guy is not someone the school should affiliate itself with." By ...


One girl's simple love of Papa John's pizza gets her into Yale:


College essays may seem super daunting, but for this young woman, having some fun with it totally payed off. Caroline Williams of Brentwood, Tennessee, found out in March that she was accepted into ...

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