Summer reading. Norwegian meta-fiction (My Struggle), true crime (Operation Massacre), essay collections (New Ways to Kill Your Mother), memoirs (Bedsit Disco Queen), and unusually heavy beach reads (Would you read War and Peace at the beach?) make up the New Yorker staff’s summer reading lists this season. (The New Yorker)
When business schools go out of business. These days there’s a lot of talk about the return on investment for a degree in the humanities, but what about an education in business? Chancellor University in Ohio, founded in 1848 and boasting the likes of alumni business titans John D. Rockefeller and Harvey Firestone will be closing its doors in August. In addition, Thunderbird Business School in Arizona, which stands among the world’s top-ranked business schools, is passing control of its campus to a for-profit college operator after experiencing a 75% decrease in applications since 1998. (The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal)
Jobs for graduates. Teach First, the British version of Teach for America, has now surpassed banking, finance, and the civil service as the top recruiter of British university graduates. (BBC)
Common Core immersion. With the rollout of Common Core standards in schools next year, parents may want to spend a little summer tutoring time getting their kids prepared. Some Barnes and Noble stores are featuring displays of books aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These books might not be found in the Common Core’s list of recommended readings, but their Lexile measure will most likely match the increased rigor of the new standards. (Education Week)
Written by Education Sector Policy Intern Anne Mishkind.