21 octobre 2016

Deferring a Key Battle for Wealthy Universities

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Princeton agrees to pay millions to local taxpayers to get them to drop a lawsuit, but the principles could surface elsewhere -- and again at Princeton in six years. Read more...

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States Fund More Student Aid

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Grant aid grew by 5.7 percent and nongrant aid grew by more than 7 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year. Read more...

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Picking Political Presidents

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Search processes prove to be a key point of contention as West Florida and Kennesaw State have considered making politicians university presidents. Read more...

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Court Reinstates False Claims Suit Against For-Profit College

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit in which two former employees accused a for-profit college of falsifying grades to keep students eligible for federal financial aid. Read more...

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Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Textbook costs are a sore subject for many college and university students, with increasing textbook prices prompting students to look for less expensive options. More...

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Public higher education ‘dying in the US’, warns former Labor Secretary Robert Reich

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Public higher education is “dying” in the US, with the pricing out of students from poorer backgrounds amounting to a “national tragedy in the making”, a leading academic has warned. More...

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18 octobre 2016

Government links equity requirements to research chairs

The federal government is expanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to gender equality to include scientific research, reports The Canadian Press. Read more...

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Supporting victims of sexual assault at university

By Grace Karram Stephenson. Women have been active, contributing members of Canadian universities for more than a century. However, the past three years have seen a string of sexual assaults at high profile institutions reaffirming the tenuous position of women on campus and raising anew the call for action. Read more...

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Donald Trump finally talks about higher education

By Steve Kolowich and Andy Thomason, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Donald J Trump did something shocking last week, something he hasn’t done in the entirety of his unusual campaign for United States president: He talked with some substance about his plans for higher education. Read more...

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13 octobre 2016

Mind the gapS: boost early childcare education and care in Costa Rica

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Costa Rican well-being indicators are comparable or even above the OECD average in several dimensions (OECD, 2016a). Nevertheless, gaps with OECD countries are large in two dimensions:  labour market participation and education.  This hampers both long-term growth prospects and equity.  Boosting early childcare education and care would help to close both gaps. More...

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