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Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses:


The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later. Now, in the wake of fake news and other troubles at tech companies, ...


These College Startups Don't Charge Tuition Until Grads Make $50,000 a Year:




25 education trends for 2018:


Year after year, educators and those invested in education love to speculate about what will take off in the near future. And as far as riveting news goes, nothing quite peaks the interest like ...


Community colleges continuing trend to offer four-year degrees:


This past summer Ohio joined a growing number of states that allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees when it enacted legislation allowing community colleges, state community colleges, ...


Some tax reform provisions might hurt universities, our country's overall competitiveness:


By every relevant metric, America's leading research universities remain the envy of the world, and are a significant part of what makes America great. Surveys from Pew and Gallup have shown a growing ...


Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to teach every Chicago public school student to code:


Tech giant Apple is setting its eyes on teaching coding to every public school student in one of the biggest and most racially diverse school districts in the nation. Apple CEO Tim Cook told USA TODAY ...


The Right Way to Fix Universities:


These proposals may sound radical, but history shows that universities flourish when they work with government to bring tangible value to the entire society. As academics, it's our turn to make an offer. Emily ...


Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program:


Seattle's new mayor is pushing free community college tuition for all of the city's graduates. Newly minted Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday signed an executive order for a program that would cover ...


Study shows Bridge GED programs help students continue on to college:


Classes geared to future careers, one-on-one counseling and time spent in college classrooms encourages GED students to seek higher education after earning their general equivalency certificates Author Patti ...


'Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees':


"Why does a kid go to a major university these days?" said Antenori, 51, a former Green Beret who served in the Arizona state legislature. "A lot of Republicans would say they go there to get brainwashed ...


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, ...

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