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  • Charles Schumer says Binghamton University has been chosen to receive $20 million in federal funding to participate in a $100 million initiative to develop high-tech electronic and computer devices. The New York Democrat announces Friday that the Department of Defense has designated the university as one of the institutions nationwide that will...

  • Aug 26- HotChalk, an educational technology startup, is in talks to raise at least $75 million from private investors, valuing the company at roughly $500 million to $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which helps universities and colleges create online degree programs, has hired Citigroup Inc to assist with the fundraising,...

  • Aug 26- HotChalk, an educational technology startup, is in talks to raise at least $75 million from private investors, valuing the company at roughly $500 million to $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which helps universities and colleges create online degree programs, has hired CitiGroup Inc to assist with the fundraising,...

  • Queen of the Tiger Moms takes on Singapore Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Amy Chua

    Yale professor Amy Chua, better known as the fierce Asian-American Tiger Mom, is exporting her parenting style.

  • 'Tiger Mom' launches enrichment hub in Singapore Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    'Tiger Mom' launches enrichment hub in Singapore

    Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", says The Keys Academy, an enrichment hub in Singapore, strikes a fine balance between eastern and western education systems.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 10- Parent education loans can help your child attend the college of her dreams- and sink any dreams you had of ever retiring. The vast majority of parents do not borrow nearly as much as Democratic president hopeful Martin O'Malley and his wife, who said they have borrowed $339,200 to educate the first two of their four children, or Republican...

  • Giving money to schools the crowdfunding way Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A teacher interacts with students at The Equity Project Charter School in New York.

    DonorsChoose.org lets people support a classroom with direct contributions, helping nearly 15 million students and funding nearly 600,000 projects.

  • South Korea may rewrite the history textbook Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    South Korea's government may take back control over school history textbooks from private publishers next month, the Financial Times reports.

  • Paulson family gives $8.5M to charter schools Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    John Pauslon

    Billionaire John Paulson has pledged to donate $8.5 million to Success Academy Charter Schools for schools in NYC.

  • HEDGE FUND MANAGER JOHN PAULSON DONATES $8.5 MILLION TO NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK.

  • The gift to Success Academy marks the 59- year old hedge fund manager's second multi-million dollar pledge to a school in two months, following a record $400 million donation to Harvard University in early June. Some of the money will be used in part to open two new middle schools next month, raising the total of schools run by the network to 34, Success Academy...

  • FTC eyes University of Phoenix Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    FTC eyes University of Phoenix

    Online University of Phoenix under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.

  • A total of 94 percent of plan sponsors use consultants, according to data from Pensions and Investments Magazine. Howard Jones of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Jose Vicente Martinez of the University of Connecticut delved into the data to try to determine why. Their new paper looked at 13 years of data from Greenwich Associates covering...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. charter schools are defaulting on bonds at a rate of 3.3 percent, a level higher than that recorded three years ago but still not one which should concern investors, according to the co-publisher of a report made available on Tuesday. Of the $10.4 billion issued by charter schools, $346.9 million, or 3.3 percent, has defaulted, according to the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The International Monetary Fund on Monday named as its new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, an academic and White House economic adviser known for his work on money flows and international finance. Obstfeld, currently on leave from the University of California, Berkeley to serve on President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- President Barack Obama has chosen Kathryn Dominguez, an economist at the University of Michigan, to join the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the White House said on Monday. Dominguez, who is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, has a background in foreign exchange rates, emerging markets, and...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 19- A new study by student lender Sallie Mae found the average amount spent on college education in the United States jumped for the first time in five years, thanks to greater outlays from high-income families and parental readiness to spend more. Families spent an average of $24,164 for the 2014-15 academic year, a 16 percent increase from the...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education," said Justin...

  • FAQ: Oil analysts and experts on Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 1:10 PM ET

    *Iran deal could come in next 48 hours. LONDON, July 7- Iran, the United States and five other major powers are trying to reach an agreement to restrain the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Richard Nephew, Program Director at the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, in New York, said he thought...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. ATHENS, July 6- Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,...