29 mars 2016

Math Geek Mom: March Madness in the Suburbs of Ohio

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When I was in graduate school, I sometimes used a program that came to statistical conclusions using an iterative procedure. If I remember correctly, these iterations, where the results are derived from earlier results, reminded me of the process we are about to enter in the next few weeks, often called “March Madness.” For, in the next few weeks, basketball teams will meet and play games, with each moving on to the next level depending on who wins games at the previous level. Read more...

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28 mars 2016

Public Universities, State Politicians, and You

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy DeWitt Scott. In a number of states across the country, we are witnessing an economic attack on public higher education in the form of reduced funding, attempts to eradicate tenure, and the elimination of certain programs. Read more...

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Education Tourists Can't Save Anything or Anyone

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This past Friday, under the headline, “The Myth of the Hero Teacher,” the New York Times shared the story of Ed Boland, an executive at Prep for Prep, a nonprofit tasked with putting minority children in elite private schools. Read more...

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No, Virginia, The Truth Does Not Always Lie in the Middle

By Matt Reed. This piece is testing my writerly mettle. I usually try to be relatively thoughtful and restrained in my posts, saving polemic for rare and special occasions. Too much bile makes public discourse toxic, so I use it sparingly. More...

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New Organization for Community Colleges

HomeTen two-year institutions are joining together to create a new organization. The Ivory League Conference of Community Colleges is a cooperative alliance that allows the colleges to team up and tackle issues that help develop communities. Read more...

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11 Research U's Improve Low-Income Graduation Rates

HomeThe University Innovation Alliance this week announced a three-percentage-point collective increase in the proportion of degrees earned by low-income students at its 11 research university members. Read more...

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Stanford to Set Principles for Renaming Buildings

HomeStanford University on Friday announced that it will create a panel to draft guidelines for how to consider renaming buildings and other spaces that honor those with imperfect (and worse) histories. The university created the panel amid a push from many students to rename several structures named for Junipero Serra (right), an 18th-century Roman Catholic priest who created missions throughout California. Read more...

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Zenith Education Unveils Aid Process for Nonprofits

HomeOfficials at Zenith Education Group are hoping a new financial aid process that provides pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling will help students make better-informed decisions at the nonprofit Everest and WyoTech campuses. Read more...

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College Endowments Fall as Fiscal Year Starts

HomeIn the first six months of fiscal year 2016, college endowments lost an average of 3.8 percent.
That number comes from a new analysis by Bloomberg, which compiled data from a dozen U.S. college endowment funds. Read more...

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Obama Administration Announces Higher Ed Tour

HomeThe top officials at the U.S. Department of Education are hitting the road to promote their higher education agenda for the remaining months of the Obama administration. Read more...

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