Diverse Military
by Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Yale astronomy and physics professor has been awarded a $1 million prize to expand her work on a project that helps military veterans prepare for college. Marla Geha will receive the money over the next five years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for her work on the science portion […]

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by Larry Gordon

To help boost graduation rates, the Cal State system needs to make it easier for students to take online classes offered by CSU campuses other than their home one, a state Legislative Analyst report says. The study found that few students — only about two per campus in 2015 — enroll in online courses at […]

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by Associated Press

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Two white cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy have been punished for harassing a black classmate, a school spokesman said. The commandant of cadets at the academy in New London ruled at a hearing Thursday that the cadets violated regulations and ordered discipline including demerits and marching tours, spokesman David […]

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by Dian Schaffhauser

Stacking of credentials is gaining a toehold. In the last year, for example, MOOC providers edX and Coursera have added the ability to stack courses and pathways within their platforms to support various “MicroMasters” programs being offered by member institutions. And the Manufacturing Institute is supporting a bunch of states in their work to align […]

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Art for Healing

by MaryTherese Griffin

ARLINGTON, Va. – An art exhibit can be many things to many people – different styles and tastes that will hopefully render an artist a success. Success in this case is the courage exhibited by Sgt. Neil Kurtys. Mental illness is the white elephant in the room that is difficult to talk about. So instead […]

If It Ain’t Broke….

If It Ain’t Broke….

by David Halperin

Many for-profit colleges get 80 percent, 90 percent, or more of their revenue from taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to expect adequate performance and avoidance of waste, fraud, and abuse. Some for-profit schools do a good job. But there’s enormous evidence that many for-profit schools, getting billions in federal aid, have engaged in deceptive and […]

Paying for Online Ed

by Ashley Norwood

Online college programs are becoming a more popular choice for prospective students, with one study finding that more than 6 million students enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2015. The popularity of these courses can be attributed in part to their flexibility with working adults’ schedules, students’ ability to progress more quickly […]