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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

Schools risk outsized debts with delayed bond payments

Feb 14, 2013
Many school districts around the country are making use of capital appreciation bonds, long-term bonds that can put them into debt for far more than they initially borrowed.
Posted In: california, bonds, Education, construction

Infrastructure should have its own budget

Feb 13, 2013
Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending

The State of the Union for education

Feb 13, 2013
What are President Obama's plans for universal pre-school access, high-school funding, and higher education?
Posted In: Education, higher education, Obama, State of the Union

Since last State of Union, jobs came from health, education

Feb 12, 2013
Perhaps every successful politician promises employment. But looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?
Posted In: Jobs, State of the Union, health care, Education

Making preschool possible for everyone

Feb 11, 2013
Advocates for more federal funding 0f preschools are hoping for a shout out during the State of the Union.
Posted In: Education, preschool, State of the Union

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