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...» Read More
A new study on student loans offers more evidence of the financial squeeze facing recent college graduates. But nearly as striking is the company behind the study: TransUnion.
It was the right idea that maybe came too late — to rent (rather than sell) textbooks to cash-strapped students. CEO Dan Rosenweig knew it from the start.
Universities, facing declining enrollment, say they can't keep raising tuition at current rates. So, why aren't parents cheering?
So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.
CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.
There’s more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization has found.
Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Davidson College doesn't package student loans.
Students have started to be admitted, faculty members have been hired, and construction has begun on the site that will become the home of Yale University ’s first joint college in its 300-year history, the NYT reports.
Under pressure to expand, media companies are capitalizing on the changes that technology is bringing to classrooms.
This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department today released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies have said the data is inaccurate — and (the bizarre part!) not in their favor.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
Educators say that the academic rift between boys and girls in China is apparent, and statistics indicate that it is quickly growing wider. The NYT reports.
Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College, the NYT reports.
Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Do the reputations of Asian universities precede them? Last Thursday, the Times Higher Education released its second World Reputation Rankings in a report that said, “The West loses ground to the East in the global index of academic prestige,” the New York Times reports.
Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the the Jack Welch Management Institute will soon be the largest online MBA program. "We want to be 5,000 students by 2016," he adds.
Job skills are getting higher in growth areas, but there are not enough Americans that can do them. How to fix the rising education gap in America, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture; and Bill Gross, PIMCO. "Focus on where the jobs are going to be and what education we need to give," says Ann Winblad.
Peter Thiel is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley and also one of the most controversial. Last night, he called on top tech companies to drop the college degree as a job requirement. It's not the first time he's questioned the value of college. Thiel's looking for kids around the country who can be molded into innovators and entrepreneurs via the Thiel Fellowship.