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Best Value Colleges 2015
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 29, 2015
“These schools give you quality for a lower price.”
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Passing Up Harvard: Qualified Black and Latino Kids Aren't Applying to Top Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“According to the study, which was produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research, black and Latino students are more likely than white students to apply to colleges that are closer to their home, that enroll large numbers of minority students, and that have a track record of success with students from their high school. “We consistently find that Hispanic students are least likely of all ethnic groups to apply to college overall and to elite flagship universities in particular,” wrote the study’s authors. The gap persists, according to the report, “even when Hispanic students attend high schools where a majority of students move on to college.” The problem also exists in states like Texas—the subject of the study—in which the top 10 percent of all graduating seniors get automatic admission to the state’s best universities.”
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Leaving EU would harm status of British universities - lobby group
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“Britain must remain a member of the European Union if its higher education sector is to maintain its status, quality and research capabilities, a university lobby group said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU and then, by the end of 2017, hold a referendum on whether the country should stay in the bloc. A decision to leave the EU, known as "Brexit", would harm international academic collaboration, university chiefs and MPs from both Cameron's Conservatives and the Labour Party said at the launch of a university-led campaign to keep Britain in the bloc.”
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Philanthropists, Lawmakers Behind New Push for College Education in Prison
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“Philanthropy groups and lawmakers are giving college education for prisoners a fresh look, as criminal-justice policies around the country place greater emphasis on preparing inmates for life beyond bars. Public funds for college education largely dried up in the 1990s, when Congress rendered prisoners ineligible for federal grants.”
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NYC grade school principal who committed suicide had forged tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“A successful New York elementary school principal who took her own life had forged standardized English exam scores for her third grade students, the city's Department of Education said on Monday. Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, who was the founding principal of the Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a subway train on April 17, the same day the impropriety was reported. Breeden died in a hospital about a week later.”
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City Invalidates Test Scores of Third Graders at Harlem School
by NYT > Education
Jul 26, 2015
“The Education Department invalidated the results of the state exam taken by third graders amid allegations of testing improprieties by the principal of the Teachers College Community School.”
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