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  • STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, Sept 7- Students at South Africa's Stellenbosch University are threatening to go beyond protest marches and seek a legal right to be taught in English rather than Afrikaans, the language they identify with apartheid. Now students at Stellenbosch, north of Cape Town in prime vineyard country, are challenging the use in some courses of...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Investors might want to put aside all that Wall Street research and instead turn their eyes to Twitter. A new study by academics at Johns Hopkins University finds that crowd-sourced company earnings estimates and sentiment data generated by tweets may be both more accurate than Wall Street's offerings and help generate trading profits.

  • Carter said funding for the Obama administration's newest manufacturing institute would go to the FlexTech Alliance, a consortium of 162 companies, universities and other groups, from Boeing, Apple and Harvard, to Advantest Akron Polymer Systems and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He was speaking at NASA's Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon...

  • Aug 26- HotChalk, an educational technology startup, is in talks to raise at least $75 million from private investors, valuing the company at roughly $500 million to $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which helps universities and colleges create online degree programs, has hired Citigroup Inc to assist with the fundraising,...

  • Aug 26- HotChalk, an educational technology startup, is in talks to raise at least $75 million from private investors, valuing the company at roughly $500 million to $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which helps universities and colleges create online degree programs, has hired CitiGroup Inc to assist with the fundraising,...

  • Queen of the Tiger Moms takes on Singapore Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Amy Chua

    Yale professor Amy Chua, better known as the fierce Asian-American Tiger Mom, is exporting her parenting style.

  • 'Tiger Mom' launches enrichment hub in Singapore Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    'Tiger Mom' launches enrichment hub in Singapore

    Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", says The Keys Academy, an enrichment hub in Singapore, strikes a fine balance between eastern and western education systems.

  • Giving money to schools the crowdfunding way Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A teacher interacts with students at The Equity Project Charter School in New York.

    DonorsChoose.org lets people support a classroom with direct contributions, helping nearly 15 million students and funding nearly 600,000 projects.

  • South Korea may rewrite the history textbook Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    South Korea's government may take back control over school history textbooks from private publishers next month, the Financial Times reports.

  • Paulson family gives $8.5M to charter schools Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    John Pauslon

    Billionaire John Paulson has pledged to donate $8.5 million to Success Academy Charter Schools for schools in NYC.

  • FTC eyes University of Phoenix Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    FTC eyes University of Phoenix

    Online University of Phoenix under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tip of the hat: Colbert funds $800K to SC teachers Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Stephen Colbert smiles while taping the "The Colbert Report" with President Barack Obama, not pictured, in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, Dec. 8, 2014.

    Comedian Stephen Colbert agreed to fund every classroom project in South Carolina on DonorsChoose.org, totaling $800K in grants.

  • App makers want kids to learn and love robotics Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    Companies can now utilize the smartphone space to make education a fun activity, and what better way to teach kids than with robots?