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Plan to outsource online classes to for-profit schools meets opposition

Plan to outsource online classes to for-profit schools meets opposition

Members of a Nevada higher-education task force are pushing for a virtual college that would farm out community college courses to for-profit institutions, drawing criticism from educators who say the…

Universities now urging freshmen to consider studying the forgotten humanities

Universities now urging freshmen to consider studying the forgotten humanities

On 21st century American campuses, is there room for Shakespeare, Sartre, and Sondheim? A declining number of students think so -- a trend that worries leaders at many top universities,…

Want to raise your GPA? Quit Facebook

Want to raise your GPA? Quit Facebook

Combining studying with Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging proves a bad mix for college students, while a healthy dose of old-fashioned eMail usage might help boost grade point averages, according…

How to avoid the Wi-Fi blues in academia

How to avoid the Wi-Fi blues in academia

Back-to-school season brings as much dread to IT executives in the education field as it does to the students sitting at the desks. As the proliferation of wireless devices in…

White House makes ‘Digital Promise’ to schools

White House makes ‘Digital Promise’ to schools

A nonprofit start-up funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will quickly evaluate which educational technologies are worth the investment – and which ones aren’t – while…

Defendant’s social networking trail makes Rutgers case unique

Defendant’s social networking trail makes Rutgers case unique

It is a case built around many indisputable facts, most gleaned from the text messages, emails, and tweets that define the way a generation now communicates.…

New website a crystal ball for college applicants?

New website a crystal ball for college applicants?

Are you a high school senior with a 3.0 grade point average, an above-average SAT score, and a handful of extracurricular activities under your belt? Want to know which colleges…

Profs use student smart phones to their advantage

Profs use student smart phones to their advantage

In 20 classrooms at the University of Michigan (UM), smart phones and laptops are no longer the bane of professors’ professional lives.…

As colleges slash budgets, who’s taking the hit?

As colleges slash budgets, who’s taking the hit?

Colleges and universities are cutting budgets by the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. But what exactly are they cutting—fat or lean?…

For-profit college default rate spikes; industry hits back

For-profit college default rate spikes; industry hits back

Colleges and universities of every kind have seen student loan default rates jump this year, with for-profit schools that have recently come under government scrutiny recording the sharpest increase in…

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