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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

How online credits could change higher ed's business model

Mar 13, 2013
Legislation introduced in the California Senate today could require the state’s public colleges and universities to award credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. This could be a boon for businesses offering the classes and ultimately change the business model of higher education.
Posted In: online education, moocs, college, Education

GED test supremacy threatened

Mar 8, 2013
The best-known high school equivalency test, the GED, is getting its biggest makeover in decades. It’s also facing increased competition.
Posted In: GED, test, Education, high school

How much money does a closed school save?

Mar 8, 2013
Last night, the city of Philadelphia approved efforts to close 23 public schools, about 10 percent of the city’s total, because they are underused and the city says they costs too much to keep up. The closures are part of a national trend brought on by more kids going to private and charter schools and public budget cuts.
Posted In: Philadelphia, schools, Education

Technology increases divide between rich and poor students: Report

Feb 28, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project finds that 8 out of 10 teachers think technology is leading to wider disparities between the haves and have-nots.
Posted In: Education, Tech, pew

Refinancing my mortgage is easy: How about my student loans?

Feb 15, 2013
Campus Progress wants students to be able to take advantage of low interest rates available for mortgages and car loans.
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, Education, higher education

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