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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— An AC Devco board member says the developer is courting Stockton University and South Jersey Gas to anchor the Gateway redevelopment project at the site of the old Atlantic City High School. The Press of Atlantic City reports the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved the redevelopment plan Monday. He says plans for South...

  • 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...

  • Point Park University drops challenge of faculty union Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Officials at Point Park University in Pittsburgh have dropped their legal challenge over whether faculty members can unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. University faculty voted in favor of joining the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh/Communications Workers of America in June 2004, but the school refused to bargain with the new...

  • 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— One university's effort to poach a star faculty member at another Southern California university has devolved into a legal battle that some fear may impede Alzheimer's disease research. The University of California, San Diego, has filed a lawsuit over last month's defection of Alzheimer's disease expert Paul Aisen and other employees to 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,...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favors. Like Varoufakis, Tsakalotos has often decried Europe for big...

  • Support for Singapore's silver generation Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    Singapore's Council for Third Age aims to make sure the country's silver set can stay active in their golden years, offering a range of activities.

  • Acing the startup world with Singapore math Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:58 PM ET

    Singapore education startup KungFu Math is banking on the country's reputation for mathematical excellence as it expands abroad.

  • States want to do good: Here's how Wall St. is helping Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to reporters in Pittsburgh.

    Pennsylvania is proposing to be the next government to use social impact bonds, a financial tool that has support and criticism.

  • That message easily could get lost in the controversy following a recent New York Times opinion piece, "Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans," in which writer Lee Siegel not only defended his decision to ignore his education debt, but urged others to join him as a way of changing the economics of paying for college. We now have some indication that debt strikes may work:...

  • Singapore math skills add up in the West Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    Singaporean teaching methods would improve children’s mathematics skills in Western schools, a U.K. study has found.

  • Are India's medical schools broken? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:37 PM ET

    India's system for training doctors is plagued by fraud and unprofessional teaching practices, worsening public health issues, Reuters reports.

  • Yes we Khan! The program shaking up test prep Saturday, 13 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Group of Academy students working on lessons

    The Khan Academy is teaming up with The College Board to provide students with the resources to prepare for the new SAT test.

  • How to get the most from federal student aid Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    FAFSA

    Before filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, you need to know exactly what you're getting into.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them- a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund investor John Paulson. The 59- year old financier said the gift was his way of thanking the Ivy League school for providing him and others with a top flight...