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College News (10)
How much does that college really cost? Colleges are now required to have online calculators to help answer that question, but they pose some challenges.
New York Times – Major urban school districts are shrinking at a pace not seen since the 1970s. Such schools expect to receive less money for students since funding is allocated on a per student basis. The reasons for the shrinking districts include the troubled real estate market, the gr... More
New York Times – More than a dozen American and international colleges are combining resources to offer online courses, in some cases for college credit. Technological advances have made MOOCs – or massive open online courses -- extremely popular in the past year, with as many as 10,000 ... More
New York Times – The US Treasury Department has released a report titled The Economic Case for Higher Education that outlines the advantages postsecondary education brings to every economic class. Research indicates that children born to parents in the bottom 20% of wage earners have an 80% ch... More
New York Times – It’s not the big student loan deal everyone is hoping for, but the White House and university presidents have reached a deal on President Obama’s proposed “shopping sheet.” This deal is designed to make financial aid offers easier to understand by outli... More
New York Times – According to the Community College Research Center, community colleges are placing too many students in remedial classes. The metric used by admissions officers is typically college placement exams from the College Board or ACT. The tests were found less accurate than relying ... More
New York Times – Free, public education was intended to create an educated and productive workforce and narrow the gap between rich and poor. According to a study from Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA), however, that hasn’t happened. The knowledge ga... More
New York Times – Charles Feeney is not a billionaire in the same vein as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. Few people know his name, but his generosity reaches millions. His latest act of charity is to grant Cornell University $350 million to build a technical campus in New York City. Over the yea... More
New York Times – As the two major political parties fight over how to reform No Child Left Behind, two education experts, one on the left and one on the right, present a bipartisan argument on ways to reform the education system. Among these suggestions are greater school transparency, ensure ... More
New York Times – Lectures, in-depth materials, schematics and plenty more can be found online, often for free. In a world where expert advice and opinion is open to the public, professors worry they won’t have a role to play in higher education for much longer, but the Center for 21st Ce... More