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  • CHICAGO, March 9- Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones. They include Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. "With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 9- President Obama' s aborted attempt to tax 529 plans may end up being a boon to the state-run college savings plans. Assets in 529 plans have grown steadily since the IRS formulated rules for them in 1996, and got a big boost five years later when Congress made distributions from the plans tax-free if used for qualified higher education...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- The lower house of parliament gave approval on Tuesday for an advocate of aggressive monetary easing to join the Bank of Japan's divided policy board, in a move regarded as supportive of Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's push for radical stimulus. Yutaka Harada, a 64- year-old Waseda University professor, will replace Ryuzo Miyao, also an academic, whose...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Japan's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday an advocate of aggressive monetary easing to join the central bank's divided policy board, a move seen supportive of Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's push for radical stimulus. Yutaka Harada, a 64- year-old Waseda University professor, will replace Ryuzo Miyao, also an academic, whose five-year...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 23- Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year. About half of all colleges front-load their grants, according to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, who analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistic's Integrated Postsecondary...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- The Bank of Japan could halve its 2 percent inflation target as the sharp fall in oil prices drags down the country's consumer prices even as it benefits the economy overall, a key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. Koichi Hamada, a professor emeritus of economics at Yale University and a reflationist member of Abe's brain...

  • UPDATE 1-Philadelphia approves five new charter schools Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:14 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18- Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, approved five new charters on Wednesday in a contentious meeting marked by protests, shouting and arrests. The vote by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, formed in 2001 as part of a state...

  • UMass reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18- Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, will learn on Wednesday whether new charter schools will be approved for the first time in seven years. The American Federation of Teachers has fought against the nation's expansion of mostly...

  • 'Mend or end' diversity debate hit by new twist Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Graduation college education

    Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.

  • CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index represents private service industry companies raising the most capital through equity crowdfunding.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon's elite research arm, has awarded Emory up to...

  • The country with most computer literate kids is... Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Multi-ethnic children typing on laptop computers

    A new test measures whether kids know the ins and outs of a computer. Thousands of Canadian kids took the test and they excelled.

  • Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    computers in classroom, students using computers

    Google, the world's largest Internet company by market value, is in the early days of its next big bet: education.

  • Ivy League equals top pay? Think again: Report Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    MIT Station Center by architect Frank Gehry.

    Ivy League degrees may be prestigious, but a new analysis suggests they may not get you the best starting salary. The Washington Post reports.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • How I left Wall Street and launched a start-up Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Former trader Sam Polk talks about how he successfully broke up with Wall Street and launched a start up — and that epic job interview with Michael Milken.

  • America's best college for your money is... Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Tomasso Hall, Babson College

    Money Magazine’s surprising college rankings has Babson College ahead of Harvard and other notable Ivy League schools.

  • Tapping the talents of disabled workers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    A flier announcing job openings sits on a table during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Some disabled workers are becoming increasingly valuable to employers looking for mathematical, scientific and mechanical skills.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?