“Recruit to deny” makes schools look more selective, at students’ expense.
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama’s plan to make the first two years of community college free could help up to 9 million students and add educated employees to the workforce. But it would cost the federal government billions and would have to pass…
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Admissions essays are thought of by many as less scientific than other parts of the college application process -- a chance to share a personal story, to inject personality into the process, to become more than just a grade-point average…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
President Barack Obama will announce a proposal today to make two years of community college free for eligible students with the goal of making a two-year college degree as universal as a high school diploma.
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
The burn-out rate for teachers in this country is high. Nearly half leave the profession within five years. That doesn’t come without consequences, American schools are falling behind. Some teacher educators are looking for what it would take to better…
There are no lectures allowed at San Francisco’s Minerva Schools, an innovative college with a curriculum specifically designed to improve knowledge retention for students. Professors hold their seminar-style classes online, allowing Minerva students to move around the globe each semester,…
By Vivek Wadhwa
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has argued that college is overvalued in this country and that not everyone should go. He's even called it a bubble -- like housing. But entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends higher education, calling Thiel's ideas…
By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed
Some of the country’s most rigorous research universities have a new obsession: flexibility. As the institutions contemplate a more modular future, experiments with blended learning may provide an early glimpse at their plans.
By Jake New, Inside Higher Ed
On Black Friday, Nadia Ezaldein, a University of Chicago student, was working at a Chicago Nordstrom when her ex-boyfriend entered the store, found her in the accessories department, and shot her to death. It was her 22nd birthday.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
Too many new teachers are under-prepared for the classroom and left figuring out how to reach students on their own. That’s the problem proposed regulations from the Department of Education mean to solve, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reports during…
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