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  • Year-Round vs. Traditional School Calendar

    For some kids, school is never out. As the long summer break ends for most students, about four percent of public schools are using a full year school calendar. Proponents say year-round learning, with short breaks throughout the year, helps stem the loss of math and reading skills over a long summer recess. But opponents say it can create scheduling conflicts for families with other kids not on the year-round schedule. We take a look at the pros and cons of disrupting the traditional school year.

  • 2U CEO: Attracting students to online education

    Chip Paucek, 2U CEO, talks about his attempts to attract students to online degrees by joining forces with prestigious universities and reverse the stigma that is sometimes attached to online education.

  • Cracking the job code

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports from San Francisco on how coding camps like Hack Reactor can help propel students to six-figure salaries.

  • Should we close the book on homework?

    Are students better off without the added stress of homework? Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, family psychology researcher and co-author of "The Learning Habit," shares her take. Suzy Welch, LinkedIn contributing editor, weighs in.

  • 98 percent of Hack Reactor students land jobs

    When it comes to landing a job in tech, coding camps promise to get you there faster. CNBC's Aditi Roy reports. Suzy Welch, LinkedIn contributing editor, weighs in.

  • Boot camp for coders

    CNBC's Aditi Roy takes a look at why some students are ditching college or grad school and choosing coding classes instead.

  • Textbook disruption: CEO

    Dan Rosensweig, Chegg CEO, talks about diversifying his company as more and more students use digital textbooks.

  • Layoffs in techland surge

    Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies, discusses the cuts in tech jobs as the industry shifts from hardware to software-based development.

  • Executive Edge: Boot camp for coders

    Galvanize CEO Jim Deters discusses the business and importance of providing technology and programming skills education.

  • McNealy: Our public education system is failing

    Scott McNealy, former Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder of Wayin, discusses why he thinks our education system is failing, and possible solutions for this problem.

  • Santelli Exchange: Giant student loan debt

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Daniel Pianko, University Ventures, discuss the student loan debt conundrum.

  • "This caused its plans and their participants to suffer hundreds of millions of dollars in losses of retirement savings," said law firm Sanford Heisler LLP, which filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Other well-known universities have also recently been sued over the management of their retirement plans, including the Massachusetts...

  • Aug 16- Columbia University was accused on Tuesday of mismanaging its retirement plan in a federal civil lawsuit that alleges $100 million in damages. The complaint says the Ivy League university based in New York retained expensive and poor-performing investment options that consistently underperformed their benchmarks. "This caused its plans and their...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will fill a gap of as much as 4.5 billion pounds in funding for agriculture, universities and its regions that will open up when Britain leaves the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and others who got EU funding were facing uncertainty after Britain voted on June 23 to quit the EU.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will fill a gap of as much as 4.5 billion pounds in funding for agriculture, universities and its regions that will open up when Britain leaves the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and others who got EU funding were facing uncertainty after Britain voted on June 23 to quit the EU.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will plug a funding gap of up to 4.5 billion pounds for European Union- financed projects in agriculture, universities and its regions once it leaves the bloc, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and other recipients of EU funding had been facing uncertainty after Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23, before...

  • Teaching tech to the workforce of tomorrow

    Jake Schwartz, General Assembly Co-Founder & CEO, discusses the need for practical tech, data and coding skills in the 21st century.

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology complaint, Fidelity Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson is...

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. The $3.5 billion MIT plan is accused of hiring Boston- based Fidelity as record keeper without competitive...

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology complaint, Fidelity Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson is...