03 avril 2016

Senate Confirms John King as Education Secretary

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of John B. King Jr. to be secretary of education by a vote of 49 to 40. Mr. King has served as acting education secretary since December, when Arne Duncan stepped down from the permanent post. More...

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159 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.’s Financial-Responsibility Test

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . According to a Chronicle analysis of data released on Friday, 159 degree-granting private colleges failed the U.S. Education Department’s financial-responsibility test, which seeks to quantify the financial health of proprietary and nonprofit institutions, for the 2013-14 academic year. That’s one more than failed the year before. More...

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For-Profit Grand Canyon Education Is No Longer Seeking Nonprofit Status

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . For the past 18 months, Grand Canyon Education Inc. has been working to convert from for-profit to nonprofit status. That process came to a halt on Friday, when Grand Canyon announced that its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, would not support the change. More...

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Committee Recommends Change in Harvard Law School Seal

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A committee charged with considering a change in the Harvard Law School’s seal because of its connection to a slave-owning family, the Royalls, has recommended its removal, reports The Harvard Crimson. More...

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U. of Texas Dean Says Gun Law Isn’t Only Reason for Move to Penn

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . When the University of Texas at Austin’s longtime architecture dean announced last week that he planned to take a job at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and cited Texas’ controversial campus-carry gun law as a reason for the move. More...

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Kansas’ Public Colleges to Lose $17 Million in State Funds Over Next 4 Months

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas on Tuesday ordered a $17-million cut in spending on the state’s public colleges over the next four months to help close a gap in expected revenue for the fiscal year that ends June 30, the Associated Press reported. More...

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Are You an Academic Who Supports Donald Trump for President?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . His political rise, the conventional wisdom goes, has been based on the support of poorly educated Americans. “Donald Trump’s surge is all about less-educated Americans,” read a headline in The Washington Post last July. “I love the poorly educated,” Mr. Trump proclaimed after he won the Nevada primary last month. More...

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As Graduate-Student Debt Booms, Just a Few Colleges Are Largely Responsible

By Elizabeth Baylor. New York University and the University of Phoenix do not have much in common. One is a prestigious nonprofit institution that attracts students to its Lower Manhattan campus. More...

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How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

By Jeffrey R. Young. Salman Khan is not afraid to make mistakes in his popular teaching videos. In fact, he considers them a feature. More...

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Trump 'used as taunt in US colleges'

Trend that started in US high schools is increasingly being reported on the country's university campuses, reports Josh Logue for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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