Apollo Group rose$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $21.60. Career Education Corp. rose$. 10 or 3.3 percent, to $3.15. DeVry rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $31.29.» Read More
*All-stock deal valued at $2.48 bln. *Adds to wave of buyouts in education sector. SAO PAULO, April 22- Kroton Educacional SA, Brazil's largest provider of undergraduate distance learning, plans to acquire rival Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes SA in an all-stock deal, the latest in a wave of buyouts in the country's red-hot education sector.
*All-stock deal valued at approximately $2.48 bln. SAO PAULO, April 22- Kroton Educacional SA, Brazil's largest provider of undergraduate distance learning, plans to take over rival Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes SA in an all-stock deal, the latest in a wave of buyouts in the country's red-hot education sector.
April 19- Slowing graduate-school enrollments, including a 5 percent decline in applications from China for fall 2013, are hurting the revenues of many U.S. universities, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday.
NEW YORK, April 17- When Thomas Herndon, a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's doctoral program in economics, spotted possible errors made by two eminent Harvard economists in an influential research paper, he called his girlfriend over for a second look.
*Africa has glut of humanities, social science graduates. DAKAR, April 11- Abdoul Aziz Tamba is in his final year of an English course at Senegal's Cheikh Anta Diop University, but he has little hope of finding employment after three years of study.
This CEO says it's time for business leaders to step up and lead the way to fix the nation's broken education system.
WASHINGTON, March 27- U.S. public colleges and universities face a funding crunch, state budget officers from across the country said on Wednesday, as the fiscal watchdogs called for reforms and even broached the possibility of boosting state spending to limit tuition increases.
LONDON, March 25- A thoughtful new paper from researchers at the University of Illinois marks a significant step forward in research on how commodity futures prices are formed.
Apollo Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, reported a better-than-expected profit, but said student sign-ups fell for the fourth straight quarter.
SHANGHAI, March 24- Faculty members at a top Chinese university have collaborated for years on technical research papers with a People's Liberation Army unit accused of being at the heart of China's alleged cyber-war against Western commercial targets.
Critics say Marissa Mayer is fixated on credentials from elite schools, and that's hindering Yahoo's ability to hire top talent. NBC News reports.
NEW YORK, March 12- Assets in 529 plans climbed to nearly $200 billion in 2012, but the number of families drawing from their accounts to pay for college was just a fraction of the growing student population, according to a report on the plans released on Tuesday by the College Savings Plans Network.
"80 percent of NYC high school graduates cannot read," said one local paper recently. Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder, weighs in.
Harper College has rallied around a number. When President Barack Obama called for 5 million more community-college graduates by the end of the decade to boost U.S. competitiveness, this commuter school 30 miles northwest of Chicago figured out it would need to produce 10,604 additional graduates to do its part.
WASHINGTON, March 1- From a submarine base in Maine to a Humvee repair shop in Texas and a Navy graduate school in California, workers in the bull's eye of U.S. spending cuts worry not just about money, but about risking the government's mission and sometimes their own safety.
The latest research busts some everyday beliefs about handling our money that even the smartest of savers may believe.
TOKYO, Feb 25- Japan's government is expected to nominate Kikuo Iwata, an academic known as an advocate of aggressive monetary easing, to be the next Bank of Japan deputy governor, media reported. -A professor of economics at Tokyo's Gakushin University, Iwata, 70, has been a vocal critic of BOJ policy.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu will return to his comfort zone on the West Coast this spring when he rejoins the faculty of Stanford University to teach physics. Chu will hold a joint appointment in Stanford's Department of Physics and the School of Medicine's Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, according to university officials.
"In the patients that have been implanted to date, the improvement in the quality of life has been invaluable," said Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine and USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, who helped develop the device.
LANCASTER, Pa., Feb 12- A top U.S. "At the time of the August 2007 discount rate cut, I questioned the presumption that the markets were suffering from a problem for which increased Fed credit was the solution," Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, said in remarks prepared for delivery to students and academics at Franklin& Marshall College.