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  • A boy looks out from a window of his home in the border town of Jarablus, Syria.

    Syrian children suffered the most war-related violations in 2016 as the civil war waged on for the sixth year, a UNICEF report showed.

  • Students cycle past the central main building on campus at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

    China's education minister said that university ideology classes should appeal more to younger people, the SCMP reports.

  • Children point to a world map in a school in Albuera, Leyte, the Philippines.

    The Ayala Corporation has made a push to invest in businesses that could play a major role in shaping the country's "social infrastructure."

  • ZURICH, March 1- Novartis is making progress in its bid to catch rivals developing drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer, one of its top research scientists and latest recruit from Harvard University told Reuters in an interview. Peter Hammerman joined the Swiss firm in late 2016, becoming the fourth leading cancer scientist to be poached in...

  • What makes the perfect state?

    U.S. News, has assembled thousands of data points about the states and produced an online portal that enables anyone to easily see what makes some states stronger and draw comparisons with others. Here are some highlights.

  • Betsy DeVos

    It's in higher education that the new administration’s power is likely to be felt most keenly and quickly, New York Times reports.

  • Oxford University has refuted claims that it could launch its first overseas campus amid Brexit pressures.

  • BOSTON, Feb 13- Harvard University added Brian Rogers, chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price Group Inc, to the board that oversees the investment of its $35.7 billion endowment, the Ivy League school said on Monday. Rogers joined the 11- member Harvard Management Company board at a critical time, just weeks after the school's investment arm announced sweeping...

  • Brill: Betsy DeVos is 'not the sharpest tool in the shed'

    Steven Brill, Axios contributor and "America's Bitter Pill" author, discusses Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education secretary and what it could mean for schools across the country.

  • Betsy DeVos

    A significant number of Democrats staunchly oppose DeVos, a fierce advocate for charter schools, NBC News reports.

  • Laureate, which was taken private by a consortium of investors in 2007, raised $490 million after pricing 35 million class A shares at $14 each, below their expected range of $17- $20. Laureate, which first filed to go public in October 2015, operates a network of more than 200 university campuses in 25 countries, with 95 percent of its students outside the United...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Novo Nordisk, the world's top maker of diabetes drugs, is investing 115 million pounds in a new research centre in Britain, undeterred by Brexit. The Danish company said on Monday it would invest the money over 10 years in the centre based at the University of Oxford, which will employ 100 scientists hunting for new ways to treat type 2 diabetes.

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut its endowment staff by roughly half, in a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion in assets are managed. As the richest university in the world, Harvard's decision to break with its long-held hybrid investment model, in which a...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut its staff by roughly half, in a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion endowment is managed. The internal team that oversees real-estate investments will spin out into an independent group that is expected to keep managing money...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University will hire Rick Slocum as chief investment officer at its investment arm, Harvard Management Company, as the school overhauls the way it manages its endowment. N.P. Narvekar, the recently hired chief executive of the investment arm, said Slocum, who had been chief investment officer at the Johnson Company family office, will join...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut more than a hundred jobs, marking a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion endowment is managed. Harvard Management Co's new chief executive officer N.P. Narvekar announced the plans in a letter on Wednesday, noting that the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The road to college has turned into an autobahn for some high school seniors this year. Many also have received financial aid offers, thanks to a new timetable from the Department of Education, which moved up the start date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to Oct. 1 from Jan. 1. But some institutions, such as Kalamazoo College in Michigan...

  • Shanghai- based Dipont Education Management Group "has withdrawn from the project," Jerome Lucido, who heads a University of Southern California research center that has been working on it, said in a statement to Reuters. A committee of participating schools- including Stanford University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the...

  • Promoting summer learning

    Margaret McKenna, NSLA chairman of the board and former Walmart Foundation President, and Jim Quinn, NSLA board vice chair and former Tiffany & Co. president, discuss their organization that works to close the achievement gap in children's education by promoting learning over the summer.

  • A cautionary tale on education investment flops: Author

    When you try to mix your philanthropy with your investing you tend to do both badly, says Jonathan Knee, "Class Clowns" author talking about his book and the billionaires that got burned investing in for-profit education ventures.