Toyota teaches practical skills to future technicians

Nov 28, 2014
Toyota couldn't find people with the skills they needed. So they trained them.
Posted In: Toyota, Education, alternative education, technitians

Encyclopaedia Britannica takes stock of a new strategy

Nov 28, 2014
Britannica has moved away from books and toward free content on the web.
Posted In: Encyclopedia Britannica, paywalls, Education
A JetBlue aircraft prepares to land at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. in May 2014.

Flight school: JetBlue to offer educational videos

Nov 25, 2014
By the end of the year, the airline plans to provide you with an eggheaded excuse to avoid talking to the passenger next to you.
Posted In: JetBlue, Online classes, airplace, flying, Education
President Barack Obama speaks Nov. 21  at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev., about changes he is making regarding U.S. immigration policy. His reforms are expected to have a positive impact on education.

Immigration policy could change the education equation

Nov 24, 2014
The new policy could reduce stress and increase parent involvement in schools.
Posted In: Immigration, Education, Jobs

Student data and school attendance

Nov 21, 2014
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students

Meet Generation Z

Nov 17, 2014
Marketplace teamed up with Northeastern University to survey the next generation of college students.
Posted In: Education, data, generation z, college

Using data to head off high school dropouts

Nov 12, 2014
'Early Warning Systems' are changing how schools identify – and help – high-risk students.
Posted In: Education, student data, high school, graduation

The high cost of principal turnover

Oct 30, 2014
Half of new principals leave in their third year on the job.
Posted In: teachers, Education, education costs

Vocational high schools: Where job skills are the goal

Oct 24, 2014
Lots of kids won't go to college, and need career training in high school
Posted In: vocational high school, college, Education

Teaching theology... for profit?

Aug 21, 2014
A for-profit college based in Georgia offers theology degrees to would-be pastors.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, Education, theology, religion