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A dozen big name colleges to offer free classes this fall

Jul 18, 2012
Massive Open Online Courses from major universities will available for free in subjects from engineering to poetry.
Posted In: Education, online education

Bribing kids to do well in school

Jul 10, 2012
And not just promising them a reward. You have to give it to them upfront. Freakonomics' Steven Levitt on how that works.
Posted In: bribery, Education

The summer learning slide

Jun 21, 2012
Students often lose academic ground in summer, and state budget cuts are making things worse.
Posted In: Education, summer school

Rebranding summer school

Jun 20, 2012
No more summer of forgetting: To keep kids from losing what they've learned during the year, cities and school districts are rethinking summer school.
Posted In: summer school, summer, Education

Should everyone go to college?

Jun 18, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says too many students are encouraged to go to college who shouldn't be there.
Posted In: Education, college

An alternative to the college degree?

Jun 8, 2012
New kinds of credentials could offer a cheaper path to a good job.
Posted In: Education, cost, technology, college

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Voters push education policy in Texas

May 29, 2012
Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education

Another Race to the Top begins

May 22, 2012
The Department of Education will award $400 million to school districts in its latest contest to improve education. The challenge is to create personalized plans to teach students from poor and rural families.
Posted In: Education, Race to the Top

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