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What DeVry's earnings say about the for-profit college business

Apr 23, 2013
As for-profit colleges learn to survive with fewer students, the rise of free online courses raises new questions.
Posted In: Education, DeVry, online education

Why a private equity tycoon is funding a scholarship in China

Apr 22, 2013
Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is spearheading a $300 million scholarship fund for top students from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to spend a year in China. With philanthropy, comes influence.
Posted In: China, Education, Tsinghua University

Would you rather have a teacher or a computer grade your schoolwork?

Apr 15, 2013
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software

Stricter school lunch nutrition standards reduce childhood obesity: Study

Apr 10, 2013
School lunch programs with stricter nutrition standards may be helping to reduce obesity in children, especially those who receive free or reduced lunches.
Posted In: Health, Education, food and drink, kids

Public-private university salary gap widens: Report

Apr 8, 2013
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education

Beware the rise of the robo-grader

Apr 5, 2013
EdX is launching a new free online service that grades papers and provides instant feedback on student essays.
Posted In: teachers, Education

Mark Zuckerberg's money lays path for change in Newark schools

Apr 4, 2013
Most of the $100 million donation has been spent on brokering a new teachers contract that creates performance-based pay and opening new schools.
Posted In: Education, new jersey, Mark Zuckerberg

Incentivizing cheating: Can we learn from Atlanta?

Apr 2, 2013
Key figures in the Atlanta school cheating scandal admit to the practice, but did we learn anything about incentives?
Posted In: Education, teachers, cheating, testing

Forget tuition, just applying to college can cost thousands

Apr 1, 2013
April 1 is the deadline for most colleges and universities to let applicants know whether they've been accepted -- or not. Already, families have spent thousands on the process.
Posted In: Education, college, college finances, college admissions

Banking on college acceptance

Mar 25, 2013
The private college 529 plan allows parents to prepay tuition at today's rates at some universities. The only hitch? Their kid has to get in.
Posted In: 529 college savings plan, education costs, Education

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