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October 23, 2014

University to Ramp Up Rural Biomedical Education in Alaska

A five-year grant aims to increase the number of rural students interested in biomedical and health careers in Alaska.

October 15, 2014

University to Recruit Native Students to STEM Programs

In 2011, minority students, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, made up only 10 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs.

April 16, 2014

Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025

Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.

April 14, 2014

In Illinois, a Challenge Recruiting Rural Students for State's Flagship University

The Univ. of Illinois is struggling to recruit rural students who are already less likely to attend college.

November 04, 2013

Commitment to World-Class Education

Mary John O'Hair is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education in Lexington, Ky. She writes about how school-university-community partnerships play a role in innovations in P-20 education.

October 17, 2013

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty In South Africa

In this must-read post, Jonathan D. Jansen describes the contours of the University of the Free State's "first generation students" (1G) academic program designed to uplift students out of poverty through college preparatory education.

August 02, 2013

Standardized Testing for Colleges: A Necessary Evil?

What if the same principles of K-12 standardized testing were applied to colleges and universities?

October 22, 2012

Minnesota Coursera Ban Enacted, Then Rescinded

For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.

April 12, 2012

Facebook Unveils College-Only 'Groups for Schools'

The effort will allow students to create exclusive communities based on college- and university-issued email addresses.

March 20, 2011

College and Career Readiness? Do We Need to Clear the Path?

This entry was cross posted on Sentiments on Common Sense. In recent months tremendous amounts of discourse have surrounded the topic of college and career readiness for students graduating from secondary schools around the United States and the world. A recent eSchool News report noted that the Me...

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