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  • The deal, which could be worth about $1 billion, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Apollo Education, the owner of the University of Phoenix, said earlier Monday that it was considering selling itself after years of declining enrollments but provided no details. Stricter funding rules from the U.S. Department of Education have also squeezed...

  • CARACAS, Jan 6- President Nicolas Maduro named a hardline sociologist on Wednesday to steer Venezuela's economy during an acute recession that is battering the OPEC nation and has cost the ruling Socialists' control of congress. In a major cabinet reshuffle, the president appointed Luis Salas, 39, a professor at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela created...

  • CARACAS, Jan 6- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named two university academics to major economic posts in a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday that came as a showdown intensified between his government and a new opposition-led legislature. In a lengthy speech to the nation, the socialist leader named Rodolfo Medina as finance minister and Luis Salas to head...

  • Jan 4- As high school seniors across the United States fill out college applications, many will run a cost-benefit analysis of the cost of a school against the lifetime earnings potential of a degree from there. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce regularly calculates the value of college degrees- which schools and areas of study...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- A former top executive at one of the nation's largest university endowments is joining a venture-capital fund he championed. Lindel Eakman, who left his job running private-market investments at the $35 billion University of Texas Investment Management Co earlier this year, is joining Boulder, Colorado- based Foundry Group, the venture...

  • Tashfeen Malik.

    Security has been closely monitoring a Pakistan university attended by Tashfeen Malik on concerns militancy was taking hold there.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Citelighter staff

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