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  • Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    BOSTON— Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies. The complaint asks the court to compel the Harvard Corporation, the governing body, to stop investing any of its $36.4 billion endowment in gas, coal and oil companies. In a letter to the Harvard community in...

  • Early Glance: Education companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $30.08. Career Education Corp. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.37. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $75.86.

  • California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the university's governing board to authorize five years' of tuition increases, a deliberate but politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers. Jerry Brown, the UC Board of...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $30.17. Career Education Corp. fell$. 16 or 2.9 percent, to $5.38. Strayer Education Inc. fell $1.50 or 2.0 percent, to $75.38.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $30.11. Career Education Corp. fell$. 10 or 1.8 percent, to $5.44. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $76.60.

  • Early Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $29.79. Career Education Corp. fell$. 08 or 1.4 percent, to $5.46. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $76.29.

  • Nov 18- The estimated average cost of developing an approved new drug has more than doubled to more than $2.5 billion from a 2003 estimate by Tufts University, but critics questioned the figure and noted the school's strong financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, located in Boston, in 2003 estimated the...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 36 or 1.2 percent, to $29.89. Career Education Corp. fell$. 05 or. 9 percent, to $5.54. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $76.88.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 45 or 1.5 percent, to $29.98. Career Education Corp. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.58. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 78 or 1.0 percent, to $77.01.

  • Duke University dean will lead Middlebury College Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    MIDDLEBURY, Vt.— A dean and religion professor at Duke University in North Carolina known as a translator of classic Indian Sanskrit texts is going to become the next president of Middlebury College, trustees announced Tuesday. She will be the first woman to lead Middlebury, a liberal arts college with about 2,450 students, in its 214- year history, the trustees...

  • Early Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $29.74. Career Education Corp. rose$. 07 or 1.3 percent, to $5.66. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 50 or. 7 percent, to $76.73.

  • Conference explores aging in northern New England Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:16 AM ET

    The median age in Maine— 43.9 years— is the nation's highest, and Vermont and New Hampshire are right behind. The latter is going to force tough conversations about consolidation, said Steve Norton, director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. Charles Colgan, professor of public policy at the University of Southern Maine, said he also sees...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 49 or 1.6 percent, to $29.53. Career Education Corp. fell$. 31 or 5.2 percent, to $5.59. Strayer Education Inc. fell $2.65 or 3.4 percent, to $76.23.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 54 or 1.8 percent, to $29.48. Career Education Corp. fell$. 24 or 4.0 percent, to $5.66. Strayer Education Inc. fell $2.38 or 3.0 percent, to $76.50.

  • Hawaii lava flow inspires student innovation Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from schoolchildren on how to deal with its effects. Students from Pahoa's Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science charter school came up with an idea for an air scrubber for volcanic smog, or vog. As of Monday, Pahoa's ACE Hardware was selling parts for the scrubber for $100, the Honolulu...

  • Early Glance: Education companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 01 or percent, to $30.02. Career Education Corp. fell$. 06 or. 9 percent, to $5.84. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 58 or. 7 percent, to $78.30.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Many parents will not learn how much they must pay for their children's college education until financial aid packages arrive this spring. By then it may be too late to get a better deal. Run the numbers every year, starting when your kids are in middle school, said Troy Onink, chief executive officer of college planning service Stratagee.com.

  • Students disrupt meeting of UMS trustees Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— University of Southern Maine students frustrated over budget cuts that eliminated programs and led to staff reductions disrupted University of Maine System trustees on Monday, marching into their meeting, chanting "stop the cuts!" Chairman Samuel Collins and USM President David Flanagan were shouted down before retreating to the sidelines...

  • Number of foreign students in US hits record high Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $30.02. Career Education Corp. rose$. 09 or 1.5 percent, to $5.90. Strayer Education Inc. rose $1.51 or 2.0 percent, to $78.88.