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  • Author tackles US illiteracy as 'activist' Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Author James Patterson.

    American novelist James Patterson is on a mission. His goal is to get more people to read and to "draw attention" to illiteracy.

  • The app to teach migrant children on the move Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Internally displaced Syrians at a refugee camp near the Turkish border in Atmeh (Qatma), Syria

    As more migrants travel to Europe or are displaced by conflict in the Middle East, another problem has emerged – education.

  • Why wealthy Chinese love private schools Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 6:41 PM ET

    Private international schools in China that do not admit Chinese nationals, have far less red tape to contend with than those that do.

  • BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 21- U.S. central bankers not only regularly leak secret information about monetary policy, but the leaks are so predictably timed that a savvy investor without access to the leaked information could make money just by buying stocks in certain weeks. That is the bottom line from new research by University of California Berkeley professor...

  • The big downside to Singapore expat life? School fees Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:14 PM ET

    Singapore gets rave reviews as an expat destination but there's one big downside: School fees. And they're just going to get bigger.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18- Venture firm Andreessen Horowitz put itself on the map with software investing. Vijay Pande, who previously taught chemistry, structural biology and computer science at Stanford University, is taking the helm of the new Bio Fund. While much smaller than the venture firm's last $1.5 billion general fund, $200 million amounts to a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- Education Management Corp, the country's second-largest operator of for-profit colleges, said on Monday it has agreed to pay a record $95.5 million to resolve charges that it used high-pressure sales tactics to mislead students, in violation of U.S. law. The settlement is the latest blow for the for-profit education industry, which has...

  • COLUMN-College scholarships are not free money Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 16- It is National Scholarship Month, which means high school seniors are being exhorted to scoop up free money for college. Casey Lu Simon-Plumb, a sophomore at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, won more than a dozen scholarships during her senior year of high school, including a $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation award.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- The University of Puerto Rico is unlikely to make the $11.3 million debt payment due on Dec. 1, a credit analyst told Reuters this week, the latest manifestation of economic peril gripping the U.S. territory. A University of Puerto Rico spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Moody's Investor Services said on Wednesday that Puerto Rico...

  • *Potential for technology highlighted at Berlin conference. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 12- A molecule that carries the recipe for making drugs inside body cells is exciting scientists and investors alike, attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in a scramble for the next promising area of biotechnology. Privately-held CureVac in the university town of...

  • 'I sent my 12-year-old to tutoring 7 days a week' Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 11:39 PM ET
    South Korean students take their College Scholastic Ability Test. More than 640,000 high school seniors and graduates sit for the examinations across the country.

    No planes, trains or central bank decisions: Life in South Korea came to a halt on Thursday as students sat college exams.

  • BUCHEON, South Korea, Nov 12- Living in a country obsessed with academic success, Jang Dong- hae did what every South Korean parent dreads when he dropped out of university a year into a finance degree, doubting whether it would get him a job with a top firm. "",Jang said at the campus in Bucheon, on the outskirts of Seoul. Their priorities will have been influenced by South...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Nov 10- Vladimir Putin's elder daughter, Maria, has kept out of the spotlight even more than her sister. Born on Apr. 28, 1985, Maria studied biology at St. Petersburg University and medicine at Moscow State University. Maria is a PhD candidate at the Endocrinology Research Centre in Moscow, which runs a charity project, Alfa-Endo, that helps children...

  • How a tech fund could revive Baltimore Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    The Citelighter staff

    Maryland-backed TEDCO seeds as many start-ups as Goldman Sachs.

  • This is where Bain Capital is laying its Asia chips Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Private equity giant Bain Capital has turned its sights on Asia, leveraging its experience in consumer and payment businesses.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 27- An improved economy and lower unemployment should reduce the number of recent college graduates who default on the federal student loans they are supposed to start repaying when their six-month grace periods expire- as soon as November for May graduates. Borrowers need to understand that waiting for student loan collectors to pounce just...

  • A college degree pays off, if you do your homework Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    College students hold diplomas at graduation

    Despite rising tuition rates and larger student debt burdens, data still show a college degree pays off. NBC News reports.

  • Perfect GMAT won’t help you get into this B school Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Harvard Business School

    Research by Poets & Quants shows that highly qualified students are already getting rejected from Harvard Business School.

  • Students bask in glare of 'unreal' skyscraper dorm Saturday, 24 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    33 Beekman at Pace University

    Pace University is giving higher education a new meaning by opening 33 Beekman, the world's tallest college residence.

  • China's latest building binge: the education factory Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 12:51 AM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping [3rd L front] visits Guizhou Machinery Industry School, a vocational college, in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2015.

    Cities around China are carving out tracts of land for school parks - dubbed "education factories" - designed for hundreds of thousands of students.