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Go outside. A head master in Georgia is following through on a promise he made to himself to close school for a positive reason. Calvary Christian School will be closed today so that students can enjoy the beautiful weather. (Ledger-Enquirer)
More money for popularity. California’s governor signed a controversial law this week that will allow the state to charge two-tier tuitions. The laContinue Reading »
Along with death and taxes, it has often seemed like rising tuition is an unpleasant reality that we have no choice but to come to terms with. But perhaps rising tuition isn’t inevitable.
While not many people have noticed, tuition has been falling at for-profit colleges. The graph below uses data from the Digest of Education Statistics and shows that after adjusting for inflation, tuitiContinue Reading »
Where are we now? Nearly nine million more children enrolled in K-12 public schools is where. Here is an infographic that compares key education stats since the release of A Nation at Risk, 30 years ago this week. (Education Week)
Preparing for a zombie disaster. A public health class project at the University of Michigan asked students to participate in a zombie apocalypse in an effort Continue Reading »
Free tuition until employment. App Academy, a nine-week coding boot camp in San Francisco is offering their students free tuition until they find a full-time job. According to the co-founder, “If they can’t find a job, we’ve screwed up somehow.” (Wired)
Harvard apologizes for #winning. The Harvard Lampoon apologized to the country for winning via Twitter saying “America, we are sorry forContinue Reading »
A better idea for pre-K? Andy Rotherham proposes making Head Start a “robust and universal access” 0-3 program, giving opportunities to low-income children who don’t have them, while also leaving the ground open to develop a new, high-quality program for four-year-olds. (Eduwonk)
A conditional guarantee. Kim Clark looks at the caveats involved when colleges offer tuition guarantees for sContinue Reading »
The results of the annual survey of college freshmen, released this week by researchers at UCLA, confirm that the fragile economy continues to weigh heavily on the minds of today’s students. Since 2006, freshmen have listed getting a better job as the most important reason to go to college, and this year, 88 percent of them said so, an all time high.
Previously, first-year students had sContinue Reading »
A true sticker price. The University of Dayton in Ohio will begin offering students a locked-in price for a four-year degree, meaning the total cost over four years will not change, even if the student’s federal or state grant aid does. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Welcome to the digital age. A Florida school district has to call a public meeting in order to “re-teach” board membeContinue Reading »
During the second presidential debate President Obama was asked a question about gender equity. He took the opportunity to emphasize his commitment to making access to higher education available to more students, “We’ve expanded Pell Grants for millions of people, including millions of women.” In the first debate Governor Romney went on record about funding higher education, “I don’t have any pContinue Reading »
Not just a fad. Michael Jonas takes a extensive look at virtual learning and its potential to change the face of education. (The piece also features Education Sector’s Bill Tucker.) (CommonWealth)
‘I’m getting so much more bang for my buck.’ U.S. students are increasingly turning to foreign institutions to get their four-year degrees. Beyond the enriched cultural experience, they say theContinue Reading »
An interesting point came up today at the New America Foundation event about the newly released IHEP report on student loan delinquency: the U.S. has slowly drifted to a system of financing higher education through loans and personal contributions without ever having a real debate about whether that’s a good idea.
While tuition increases every year, the federal and state governmentContinue Reading »