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Category: Higher Education


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

States ease graduation requirements as coronavirus closures extend

March 31, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered school buildings across the nation at unprecedented speed, with nearly all states closed through April and a handful extending closures through the end of the academic year. For high schools, the rapidly changing situation has […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

How will for-profit colleges fare in the recession?

March 19, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For-profit institutions hit a major speed bump years ago when politicians, advocates and students stood up against large for-profit chains to criticize their often-poor relative debt levels, job market payoffs and recruitment efforts that often target vulnerable populations. Some collapsed. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

3 ways community colleges can support students during the coronavirus crisis

March 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Yet community colleges, which receive less government funding per student than public four-year universities, have had fewer resources to prepare for the outbreak. Given that their students also are more likely to be low income and have children than those […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Universities’ role in race to develop vaccine for the coronavirus

March 4, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Universities across the country are part of the urgent effort to research the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, together colloquially called the coronavirus. Globally, the virus has infected over 90,000 people and resulted in over 3,000 deaths, […]


Education Tech, Higher Education

How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

March 3, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

We are just getting started with voice technology in education. From simple commands that retrieve stored information to a future where voice-activated AI coaches help us set and reach educational goals across a lifetime, the potential for growth is undeniable. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Empowering students to help fight mental health stigma

March 2, 2020

Via: eCampus News

Universities are increasingly recognizing the student mental health crisis in higher ed. High rates of suicide – the No. 2 cause of death among college students, according to the nonprofit Active Minds – show only a small snapshot of how […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Study: Remedial math in high school leads to ‘modest’ boost in college credit

February 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Tennessee is among states moving in the direction of allowing students to take co-requisite courses along with college-level courses to reduce the “time tax” of remedial courses and the costs associated with taking courses that don’t come with any credit. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

A nudge and a discount helped bring students back to college, study finds

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The study split 27,028 former students into three groups. One received texts about the enrollment process and key deadlines, one received that information plus a tuition waiver for one course, and another was the control group. Noting that the process […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Public opinion on college affordability unchanged in new poll

January 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Myriad studies have highlighted potential barriers to paying for college, especially among low-income students and other vulnerable populations. A recent report from the National College Access Network identified fewer than half of U.S. public colleges as being affordable for poor […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Majority of faculty, students prefer face-to-face instruction

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The portion of students who are enrolling in distance learning courses, which are almost always online, continues to rise. Nearly 35% of students, including those at the graduate-level, enrolled in at least one distance learning class in the fall of […]