16 mars 2018

How universities make cities great

When thinking about how to revive economically lagging regions, especially in the Rust Belt, universities have an important role. Big, high-quality research universities have been essential for creating technology clusters in Austin, Raleigh and San Diego. But even small colleges in rural areas can have big benefits for the surrounding area, writes Noah Smith for BloombergMore...

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Nearly 50 universities urge repeal of endowment tax

Nearly 50 college and university presidents are urging federal lawmakers to repeal the endowment tax that the Republican-controlled Congress passed last year, writes Deirdre Fernandes for The Boston GlobeMore...

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In a fight against depression, UCLA relies on technology

By Bianca Quilantan, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In what amounts to a research moonshot, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) aims to "cut the burden of depression in half" by 2050 and to eliminate it by the end of the century. But before the university starts treating the world, it’s begun treating its own students. More...

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15 mars 2018

Towards a more prosperous and inclusive Brazil

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Over the past two decades, strong growth combined with remarkable social progress has made Brazil one of the world’s leading economies. However, Brazil remains a highly unequal country, recent corruption allegations have revealed significant challenges in economic governance and the situation of its fiscal accounts is challenging with high and rising public debt (OECD, 2018). More...

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12 mars 2018

Canadian Students' Access to and Use of Information and Communication Technology

Canadian Students' Access to and Use of Information and Communication Technology
Research on the responses of nearly 30,000 15-year old Canadian students showing that the vast majority of them (88%) have access to a computer at home. Some international comparisons are included in the report and the overall results suggest that universal access is nearly a reality. More...

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McGraw Hill Wants $263,000 From State

McGraw Hill Wants $263,000 From State
This item raises so many issues I just had to run it, even though it doesn't deal directly with online learning (saving grace: the article does contain the word 'website'). In brief: because so many students were failing a standard exam, one slated to become a graduation requirement, a court ordered McGraw Hill to release the questions. More...

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07 mars 2018

A Message from Secretary Paige?Strategic Plan, 2002-2007, Draft February 7, 2002

A Message from Secretary Paige?Strategic Plan, 2002-2007, Draft February 7, 2002
The United States Department of Education releases a strategic plan for the next five years based on six (vague) principles: create a culture of achievement; improve student achievement; develop safe schools and strong character; transform education into an evidence-based field; enhance the quality of and access to postsecondary and adult education; and establish management excellence. More...

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Security Researchers Drop Scientific Censorship Case

Security Researchers Drop Scientific Censorship Case
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) drops its case defending Professor Edward Felten - a researcher forced to withdraw a paper showing how music files could be decrypted - against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Felton and the EFF had lost a preliminary judgement in a New Jersey court. More...

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05 mars 2018

Quebec universities launch 'world first' UNESCO chair

Quebec’s new UNESCO chair on the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism is the first of its kind in the world, say members of three universities who launched the project recently in Sherbrooke, reports The Canadian Press. More...

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Nationwide initiative to boost graduation numbers

With the goal of significantly increasing the number of graduates by the year 2025, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has launched an unprecedented nationwide collaborative effort, writes Lois Elfman for Diverse. More...

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