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  • App makers want kids to learn and love robotics Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    Companies can now utilize the smartphone space to make education a fun activity, and what better way to teach kids than with robots?

  • NEW YORK, April 13- When hundreds of U.S. college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information with an eye toward which should be hired, they preferred women over identically qualified men two-to-one, scientists reported on Monday. The bias toward women "was totally unexpected," said...

  • States main culprits in tuition surge: UC chief Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    College graduation

    College tuition is on the rise, and University of California President Janet Napolitano says she knows why.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The University of Virginia fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone's retracted article "A Rape on Campus" said on Monday it planned to sue the magazine for what it called "reckless" reporting that hurt its reputation. Phi Kappa Psi's announcement came a day after a team from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism concluded in a...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The University of Virginia fraternity chapter at the center of Rolling Stone's retracted article "A Rape on Campus" said on Monday that it planned to sue the magazine for what it called "reckless" reporting that hurt its reputation. The announcement came a day after a team from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism concluded the...

  • UPDATE 1-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of around 550 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list...

  • COLUMN-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of 556 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list with his...

  • Digital cracks the final frontier: Law school Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Online education woman computer

    More accredited law schools may offer online classes after an unprecedented move by the ABA.

  • Presidential election has found its punching bag Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Common Core has quickly become a political hot-button, especially for Republican hopefuls trying to distance themselves from Jeb Bush.

  • BEIJING, March 23- Academics that advise the government on carbon trading in China have proposed linking two emissions exchanges in the southern province of Guangdong as a first step towards integrating all seven of the country's pilot markets. Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University have proposed to the government that carbon traders in the Guangdong and...

  • A radical way to pop the student loan bubble Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Winter 2014 UnCollege Gap Year participants

    UnCollege's Dale Stephens is a dropout with a business plan to get more kids to drop pricey college degrees. And so far, it's working.

  • March 11- The investment gatekeepers who help control $25 trillion of institutional money have trouble figuring out who is and who isn't good at money management. "We find no evidence that consultants' recommendations add value to plan sponsors," write Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones of the University of Oxford and Jose Martinez of the University of Connecticut,...

  • Someone's getting rich on your kids' test scores Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Student Allison Ramirez asks for help in a fourth-grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., where teachers are training themselves to teach students in a new style of learning math to prepare them for more rigorous education standards under Common Core.

    Controversy around Common Core hasn't stopped companies like Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Apple from cashing in on huge education contracts.

  • Do you live in the worst-run city in America? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Kansas City skyline

    WalletHub assessed how efficiently America’s largest cities spend taxpayer dollars. Here are the five best and worst.

  • Hunger for welders fuels community college demand Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    C.J. Molina, center, a veteran and father of four, takes a graveyard-shift welding class at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015.

    The demand has created an unusually close partnership between the energy industry and community colleges to train people for disappearing skills. The NYT reports.

  • 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...