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  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. public universities are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships to develop student housing and other campus projects, sometimes using the structure to transfer borrowing and liability risks to the private sector. Over the last five years, there has been an "uptick" in universities and colleges leveraging the private sector...

  • "It is only a matter of time before another cyclical downturn calls for aggressive negative nominal interest rate policy actions," concludes Marvin Goodfriend, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University and a former policy adviser at the Richmond Federal Reserve bank. They have already been introduced in the Euro area, Switzerland, Sweden and...

  • Kids find high tech way to cheat

    Carl Herberger, Radware head of security, discusses how a growing number of students are using high-tech tactics to scam their teachers.

  • Year-Round vs. Traditional School Calendar

    For some kids, school is never out. As the long summer break ends for most students, about four percent of public schools are using a full year school calendar. Proponents say year-round learning, with short breaks throughout the year, helps stem the loss of math and reading skills over a long summer recess. But opponents say it can create scheduling conflicts for families with other kids not on the year-round schedule. We take a look at the pros and cons of disrupting the traditional school year.

  • The U.S. Department of Education has banned the for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. The chain, based in Indiana, is still paying another $44 million demanded by the department in June for the same reason. Education Secretary John King said the government is taking action to protect...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S. Mayors invited to the program will gather in New York City for three days to learn from Harvard faculty and then continue the year-long program online. It will also create summer internships for...

  • 2U CEO: Attracting students to online education

    Chip Paucek, 2U CEO, talks about his attempts to attract students to online degrees by joining forces with prestigious universities and reverse the stigma that is sometimes attached to online education.

  • Cracking the job code

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports from San Francisco on how coding camps like Hack Reactor can help propel students to six-figure salaries.

  • PITTSBURGH— The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled. In entering his plea, Nicholas Trombetta, 61,...

  • Should we close the book on homework?

    Are students better off without the added stress of homework? Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, family psychology researcher and co-author of "The Learning Habit," shares her take. Suzy Welch, LinkedIn contributing editor, weighs in.

  • 98 percent of Hack Reactor students land jobs

    When it comes to landing a job in tech, coding camps promise to get you there faster. CNBC's Aditi Roy reports. Suzy Welch, LinkedIn contributing editor, weighs in.

  • Boot camp for coders

    CNBC's Aditi Roy takes a look at why some students are ditching college or grad school and choosing coding classes instead.

  • Textbook disruption: CEO

    Dan Rosensweig, Chegg CEO, talks about diversifying his company as more and more students use digital textbooks.

  • "First and foremost, students serving as research or teaching assistants come to Columbia to gain knowledge and expertise, and we believe there are legitimate concerns about the impact of involving a non-academic third party in this scholarly training," Columbia said. While Columbia and other universities have long argued that collective bargaining could...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's largest online charter school may proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to block an enrollment audit the state says is necessary to determine its future funding, a judge ruled. In denying the Ohio Department of Education's request to dismiss legal action brought by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge...

  • Layoffs in techland surge

    Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies, discusses the cuts in tech jobs as the industry shifts from hardware to software-based development.

  • Executive Edge: Boot camp for coders

    Galvanize CEO Jim Deters discusses the business and importance of providing technology and programming skills education.

  • McNealy: Our public education system is failing

    Scott McNealy, former Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder of Wayin, discusses why he thinks our education system is failing, and possible solutions for this problem.

  • Santelli Exchange: Giant student loan debt

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Daniel Pianko, University Ventures, discuss the student loan debt conundrum.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is heading to Harvard University this fall as one of two visiting fellows at the Ivy League school's Institute of Politics. He will join Jim Roosevelt at the institute at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Roosevelt is a Democratic Party Rules and Bylaws Committee co-chairman and former Tufts Health Plan CEO.