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College News (8)
By Christopher Shea Imagine that psychologists are scanning a patients' brain, for some basic research purpose. As they do so, they stumble across a fleeting thought that their equipment is able to decode: The patient has committed a murder, or is thinking of committing one soon. What would t... More
Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle By Robert Samuels In the 1960s, only a small percentage of Finnish students completed high school, and Finland ranked in the middle of developed countries on test scores. Forty years later, Finland had one of the highest percentages of high-school... More
By Leah Wasburn-Moses "An Industry of Mediocrity"—The Chronicle of Higher Education "Teacher Training's Low Grade"—The Wall Street Journal "Are Teacher Prep Programs Worth the Money?" —Marketplace Headlines were unanimous after the June ... More
By Bryna Kra President Obama's 2014 budget request includes programs for research, development, and education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. He has called for 100,000 new STEM teachers and one million new STEM graduates over the next 10 year... More
Chronicle of Higher Education – Colleges use varying sets of data when posting job-placement rates on their websites, making it difficult for students if graduates successfully find work before, or shortly after, graduation. Among the discrepancies: counting unpaid internships as employment, c... More
Chronicle of Higher Education – During the three-day The Future of the Liberal Arts College in America conference, Lafayette College President Daniel H. Weiss outlined four challenges facing such schools. Mr. Weiss says traditional liberal arts colleges must overcome affordability, ... More
Chronicle of Higher Education – Community college may seem like a cheap alternative to a traditional four-year education, but the cost of dropping out is not. Federal, state and local governments spend $1 billion annually in financial aid on students who drop out within one year. Only 20% of c... More
Chronicle of Higher Education – Gender imbalance has become a big problem on many campuses and higher education overall. 57% of the student body is female, and women are now enrolled in higher numbers in both bachelor’s degree and graduate degree programs than men, but the problem is far... More