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  • Elizabeth Warren has urged Harvard University to let graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants form collective bargaining units. Edward Markey sent a letter Monday to Harvard President Drew Faust, saying the students have helped make Harvard an academic world leader. Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor.

  • The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on long-term care was conducted from February 18 through April 9 by NORC at the University of Chicago, with funding from the SCAN Foundation. It is based on landline and cellular telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,698 adults age 40 or older, including 403...

  • *Move to Cambridge pivots AstraZeneca firmly to science. The $500 million corporate headquarters and research hub emerging amid cranes on the southern edge of the university town of Cambridge symbolizes his aim to create a science-led company with uniquely close ties to academia. Some staff are also reluctant to move to Cambridge, with its high house prices,...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German opponents of the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus program have filed a legal challenge in an attempt to bar their national central bank from taking part. Markus Kerber, a professor of law and finance at Berlin Technical University, said he was bringing the suit along with like-minded academics and heads of...

  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Columbia University on Tuesday announced the launch of a $60 million project, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which would use litigation as well as research and education to fight for freedom of expression in an ever-evolving digital era. The last half of the 20th century saw court cases...

  • HANOVER, N.H.— Dartmouth College has received a $25 million gift that it hopes will launch a significant expansion of its Thayer School of Engineering. The donation is the largest in the engineering school's history and comes from Barry MacLean, a 1961 graduate. Fifteen million dollars will go toward the design and construction of a 180,000- square-foot...

  • WASHINGTON— For the first time, thousands of low-income high-school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. The Education Department says the administration will invest about $20 million in the 2016-17 school year to...

  • US government issues guidance on transgender access in schools

    The Obama Administration says schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

  • China education

    The online education firm, which has partnered with China Mobile, successfully combined gamification with adaptive learning, remarks Michael Lee from UMeWorld.

  • Some schools are using bitcoin technology, blockchain, to record students' achievements in a cheap, secure and public way.

  • People walk around the Harvard University''s main campus in Cambridge, MA.

    Starting in 2017, members of single-sex clubs at Harvard will be prohibited from holding leadership positions, The New York Times reports.

  • Revealing the world's top 10 most prestigious universities

    The top ten most elite institutions are mostly located in the US with the exception of two UK schools.

  • Sonic donates $15M to schools: CEO

    Cliff Hudson, Sonic chairman & CEO talks about launching a new initiative in the name of education and explains why wage hikes will show up on consumers' menus.

  • Shavar Jeffries, center, speaks with students

    In an interview with CNBC, a prominent Democratic education advocate urges the U.S. to tackle school reform to curb the income gap.

  • There are growth opportunities in China: Pearson CEO

    John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, talks about the education sector in markets such as China.

  • Our digital transformation is important: Pearson CEO

    John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, discusses the company's first-quarter earnings and how digital is changing education services.

  • College student reading textbook near computer

    Pearson CEO told CNBC its first-quarter trading was "very much in line with what we expected," despite sales being down 4 percent from last year.

  • April 28- A U.S. congressman called on the Department of Homeland Security to address whether foreign students are cheating on the SAT to get into American universities and illegally qualify for U.S. visas. In a letter dated Wednesday and sent to the Homeland Security department, Representative Matt Salmon cited a March report by Reuters that detailed "the...

  • Must Read: Tuition rebates

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a piece in the Financial Times about Facebook shares, and a Washington Post article about Howard University's incentive program aimed at pushing students to finish in four years.

  • Tech goes to Washington

    John Chambers, Cisco executive chairman, discusses the need for government and the public to work closer together on such issues as trade, tax reform, and education.