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  • China seeks male teachers to make boys men Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 7:48 AM ET
    Students at Jing'an Education College Affiliated School in Shanghai.

    Worried that a shortage of male teachers is feminizing boys, Chinese educators are reinforcing traditional gender roles and values, the NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Barack Obama will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in programs at local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials said on Friday. "Employers can define those skills and help colleges develop the curriculum that teaches them," said James Kvall, White House...

  • Power restored at University of Connecticut buildings Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:37 PM ET

    STORRS, Conn.— Power has been restored to several buildings at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs after an outage darkened several buildings and caused some classes to be canceled. The Hartford Courant reports that power was restored to the campus around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, just over 4 hours after the outage began. UConn spokeswoman Stephanie...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— A neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school and biomedical research institute in New York City was named Thursday as Stanford University's next president, a position he said he would use to champion basic research and the value of a liberal arts education. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University, will...

  • LONDON— An American academic has defended a British trader accused of contributing to a 2010 flash crash in financial markets, arguing that stocks plummeted because of a confluence of events, including the actions an inexperienced mutual fund employee. Lawrence Harris, a University of Southern California professor, testified during Navinder Singh Sarao's...

  • Financial education for those who need it most Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:51 AM ET
    Financial education for those who need it most

    John Hope Bryant, talks about "Operation Hope," the first-ever nonprofit financial service network for underserved communities.

  • STORRS, Conn.— The University of Connecticut is creating a community for black men inside a new dorm on its campus, following the lead of some other predominantly white schools in an effort to boost low graduation and retention rates among male African-American students. "We really want a wrap-around approach to make sure that we are creating an optimal...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against DeVry University, run by DeVry Education Group Inc, accusing it of deceiving students about post-graduate job prospects. "DeVry Group believes that the FTC's complaint- filed 40 years after DeVry University began publishing accurate graduate employment statistics- is...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against DeVry University, run by DeVry Education Group Inc, on Wednesday alleging the company deceived students about the prospect that they would find work. In a letter to the school posted on the Education Department web site, it said that as condition of further U.S. federal student aid to...

  • Harvard University still boasts the largest endowment with $36.4 billion, followed by Yale, whose $25.6 billion endowment moved up in the rankings to edge the University of Texas System endowment, which has $24 billion, in the third largest spot. Yale's 11.5 percent investment returns last year beat Harvard's 5.8 percent gain, helping the New Haven,...

  • LONDON, Jan 25- GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Johnson& Johnson have joined with three leading British universities to create a new 40 million pounds fund backing early drug research. The Apollo Therapeutics Fund, which aims to improve the speed and potential of university research being translated into new medicines, is a further example of a trend by Big...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Britain's Pearson said it would cut 10 percent of its workforce and restructure once again to tackle a storm it is facing in markets from North America to South Africa after focusing on educational publishing. Chief Executive John Fallon said problems in its markets, such as fewer people in the United States going to college, had been more...

  • Jan 15- For-profit college operator Apollo Education Group Inc said on Friday the U.S. Department of Defense lifted a probationary status on its unit, University of Phoenix. The University in October was placed on probation, which barred the unit from recruiting students on military bases or using federal money to fund tuition. Apollo Education, which earlier...

  • Jan 15- Apollo Education Group Inc said the U.S. Department of Defense had lifted its probationary status on the University of Phoenix, which barred the company's unit from recruiting students on military bases or using federal money to fund tuition. The for-profit college operator, which earlier this week said it was considering selling itself, said on Friday...

  • *Scientists urged European Commission to discount EFSA view. That clashed with a view from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, stoked outrage among environmental campaigners and divided the scientific community. Ninety-six academics from universities around the world signed an open letter to European...

  • The deal, which could be worth about $1 billion, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Apollo Education, the owner of the University of Phoenix, said earlier Monday that it was considering selling itself after years of declining enrollments but provided no details. Stricter funding rules from the U.S. Department of Education have also squeezed...

  • CARACAS, Jan 6- President Nicolas Maduro named a hardline sociologist on Wednesday to steer Venezuela's economy during an acute recession that is battering the OPEC nation and has cost the ruling Socialists' control of congress. In a major cabinet reshuffle, the president appointed Luis Salas, 39, a professor at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela created...

  • CARACAS, Jan 6- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named two university academics to major economic posts in a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday that came as a showdown intensified between his government and a new opposition-led legislature. In a lengthy speech to the nation, the socialist leader named Rodolfo Medina as finance minister and Luis Salas to head...

  • Jan 4- As high school seniors across the United States fill out college applications, many will run a cost-benefit analysis of the cost of a school against the lifetime earnings potential of a degree from there. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce regularly calculates the value of college degrees- which schools and areas of study...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- A former top executive at one of the nation's largest university endowments is joining a venture-capital fund he championed. Lindel Eakman, who left his job running private-market investments at the $35 billion University of Texas Investment Management Co earlier this year, is joining Boulder, Colorado- based Foundry Group, the venture...