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College costs climb, yet again
by Education: News & Videos about Education -
Oct 03, 2016
“Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.”
‘Fees Must Fall’: Anatomy of the Student Protests in South Africa
by NYT > Education
Sep 22, 2016
“Protests by university students flared up after a government proposal that university fees could increase as much as 8 percent next year.”
Colleges Innovate to Help Students Succeed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Stepping onto Georgia State University's Atlanta campus as a freshman, Tyler Mulvenna knew the odds of graduating were stacked against him. Mulvenna and two dozen of his peers interested in business spent the first semester taking four courses together plus a class focused on solving problems, tapping campus resources and living in Atlanta.”
Oxford ranked world's top university, just as Brexit looms
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“By Peter Hobson LONDON (Reuters) - The University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world and feeder for the British elite, has topped a global education ranking for the first time, but its vice-chancellor warned that Brexit could damage its long-term prospects. Oxford knocked the leader for the last five years, California Institute of Technology, into second place in the Times Higher Education's global league table, which also saw Chinese universities climb rapidly. Oxford, which educated four of the last six British prime ministers, ousted its U.S. rival after its research funding rose 10 percent and overall funding rose to 1.4 billion pounds, while the impact of its research increased, said Phil Baty, editor of the rankings.”
S. Africa vows to end violent student protests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“The South African government vowed Thursday to end violent student protests against higher tuition fees, after days of clashes on campuses and disrupted classes across the country. "The destruction of property and the disruption of the academic programme does not address legitimate concerns of students," Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said in statement. Police fought running battles with protesters in Johannesburg on Wednesday, with students blockading roads, hurling rocks and damaging property at Wits University in the city centre.”
The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability'
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Rae Jacobson said she flunked out of two colleges and worked several “crummy” jobs before enrolling at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, one of two U.S. schools that exclusively serve students with dyslexia and other learning differences (LDs).”
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