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MOOC 2.0: Open online education moves forward

Mar 25, 2014
Online course pioneer hires former Yale University president as CEO.
Posted In: MOOC, Education

Rise of the digital college textbook

Feb 26, 2014
Textbook publishers hope to avoid extinction.
Posted In: textbooks, Education, student life, college

Report spotlights fees on college-sponsored student cards

Feb 14, 2014
Colleges can include surprising fees on prepaid and debit cards.
Posted In: Education, debit cards

The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi

Feb 3, 2014
The federal government is shelling out more than $2 billion so more public school students can get online. But it's costly to add Wi-Fi.
Posted In: Education, iPad, tablets, LAUSD, wifi

Trouble for the Common Core

Jan 27, 2014
New York teachers have come out swinging against the Common Core. What's next for the controversial curriculum standards?
Posted In: Education, common core

What happens when you put rich and poor students together in charter schools?

Jan 27, 2014
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
Posted In: Education, charter schools

Meet the modern guidance counselor

Jan 16, 2014
President and First Lady Obama met with more than a hundred college and university presidents and leaders from business and nonprofits to talk about helping low-income students finish college. One solution starts well before college, with high school guidance counselors.
Posted In: Education, first-generation college students
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Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.
Posted In: Obama, graduation, Education, students

To compete for students, colleges roll out the amenities

Dec 25, 2013
Forget cinder block walls and communal bathrooms, today's student housing features granite countertops, high-end mattresses, and high-tech laundry.
Posted In: Education, University of Kentucky, college

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college

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