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  • ITT's move comes after it said last week it would shut its 137 technical college campuses in 39 states, where roughly 35,000 students are enrolled and 8,000 employees work, as a result of the U.S. Department of Education decision. ITT has hired restructuring consultants Alvarez& Marsal LLC and bankruptcy law firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP to prepare for the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 12- Student loan debt is out of control, but really it is the parents we should be most worried about. Horror stories abound, including one about an unemployed parent in Arizona who took out $120,000 in student loans to send her youngest to a pricey Midwestern university. Parents typically take out PLUS loans after exhausting savings and loans in...

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- When Blackstone Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman was asked by the president of China's elite Tsinghua University to design a major initiative for the school, the private equity billionaire decided to aim high. Schwarzman, in Beijing this week to launch the program at the newly built Schwarzman College at Tsinghua...

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- When Blackstone Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman was asked by the president of China's elite Tsinghua University to design a major initiative for the school, the private equity billionaire decided to aim high. Schwarzman, in Beijing this week to launch the program at the newly built Schwarzman College at Tsinghua...

  • The newest fast-growing Australian export? Education

    The number of foreign students in Australian universities is on the rise, making education an important new export from the country.

  • Executive Edge: Downside of big data

    Actually, models are opinions embedded in mathematics, says Cathy O'Neil, data scientist, discussing her new book, "Weapons of math destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.

  • Saturday Kids, a coding academy for children, in Singapore.

    Young students the world over are learning computer languages to perform tasks from making video games to building data visualizations.

  • What is the future of for-profit colleges?

    Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed news editor, discusses the future of the for-profit higher education industry, following ITT Tech's decision to permanently close all its campuses nationwide.

  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. headquarters stand in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    ITT Educational Services said it would discontinue operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes, affecting more than 8,000 employees.

  • Coding academy for kids as young as 5

    Saturday Kids, a coding academy in Singapore, teaches computer programming to kids starting at age five.

  • Janice Chuah teaches a class of Singaporean children, some as young as 7, at her Concept Math tuition center.

    Parents have offered as much as $25,000 just to secure their child a place in classes with one sought-after tutor.

  • ANKARA, Sept 2- Turkey appointed an academic who previously worked at Citigroup and HSBC in London as a deputy central bank governor, the official gazette said on Friday. Emrah Sener joined the central bank from Istanbul's Ozyegin University. In April, Turkey appointed Murat Cetinkaya as its central bank governor, the first from an Islamic finance background.

  • Coursera announces 'Coursera for Business'

    Rick Levin, Coursera CEO and named a 2016 CNBC Disruptor, discusses the launch of the company's corporate training product: Coursera for Business.

  • Kahn Academy CEO on the state of education

    Salman Khan, Khan Academy Founder & CEO, discusses why he keeps Khan Academy free for students, what he thinks about public schools across the United States and how he's working to forward education efforts across the globe.

  • The International College of Management campus in Sydney, Australia

    Australia is banking on services to make up for losses it's sustained on commodities, but that may be a hyberbole, Goldman Sachs warns.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...

  • Aug. 31- China and India have the biggest populations in the Asia-Pacific region, and the economic news coming out of both countries usually dominates world headlines. But it's their relatively small regional neighbors Japan and South Korea that dominate the Reuters Top 75: Asia's Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies the educational...

  • 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.