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  • 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.

  • That message easily could get lost in the controversy following a recent New York Times opinion piece, "Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans," in which writer Lee Siegel not only defended his decision to ignore his education debt, but urged others to join him as a way of changing the economics of paying for college. We now have some indication that debt strikes may work:...

  • 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.

  • RENO, Nev.— Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday vowed to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges and predatory lenders while preserving the dominance of the U.S. military. The 90 percent cap doesn't count Defense Department grants or VA benefits, which entices for-profit colleges to market to veterans.

  • NORWICH, Vt.— Students at Vermont Technical College will get a chance to be fully immersed in the ins and out of life as a dairy farmer after the donation of a 350- acre dairy farm. Vermont Tech will develop an intensive residential agricultural education where students live and work at the farm starting in the fall of 2016, Vermont Tech President Dan Smith said...

  • 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.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them- a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund investor John Paulson. The 59- year old financier said the gift was his way of thanking the Ivy League school for providing him and others with a top flight...

  • BOSTON, June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund mogul John Paulson. The 59- year old investor, who credits his Harvard Business School education for success at his $19 billion firm Paulson& Co, said he hoped the...

  • Speaking at Beijing's elite Tsinghua University, Klaus Regling said the euro zone would make every effort to keep Greece in, but limited resources meant there had to be conditions for financial aid to Greece. Shut out of bond markets and with bailout aid locked off, Greece is running out of cash to pay its bills. Greece has to repay more than 6.5 billion euros in July...

  • District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York upheld the Department of Education's rules, which require the colleges to demonstrate their graduates earn enough money to repay their loans in order to maintain access to federal financial aid. The Association of Proprietary Colleges, which represents 20 schools in New York, brought the New York lawsuit.

  • District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York upheld the Department of Education's rules, which require the colleges to demonstrate their graduates earn enough money to repay their loans in order to maintain access to federal financial aid. The Association of Proprietary Colleges, which represents 20 schools in New York, brought the New York lawsuit.

  • LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...

  • LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...

  • VANCOUVER/ TORONTO, May 21- The successful initial public offering of Shopify could prompt Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive said on Thursday. "I've talked about 18 to 24 months, but I'm very bullish given the success that Shopify has had, and maybe we will want to speed that up a...

  • LONDON, May 21- Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden on Thursday slammed as a "red herring" calls for investors to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change. Large investors, including faith groups, university endowments and public pension funds have all in recent months backed fossil fuel divestments ahead of the U.N....

  • BEIJING, May 21- A Chinese university denied on Thursday U.S. espionage charges filed against three of its staff who are among six Chinese people the United States has accused of stealing technology often used in military systems. The U.S. Justice Department announced the charges against the six on Tuesday, the third time in as many years that U.S. authorities...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 19- The bankruptcy of Corinthian Colleges Inc, one of the biggest for-profit college chains, has set off a scramble to find a way to wipe away billions of dollars of student loans for those who attended its campuses. The groups, including the National Consumer Law Center, said the Department of Education had the authority because Corinthian...