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  • 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...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- The Bank of Japan could halve its 2 percent inflation target as the sharp fall in oil prices drags down the country's consumer prices even as it benefits the economy overall, a key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. Koichi Hamada, a professor emeritus of economics at Yale University and a reflationist member of Abe's brain...

  • UPDATE 1-Philadelphia approves five new charter schools Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:14 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18- Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, approved five new charters on Wednesday in a contentious meeting marked by protests, shouting and arrests. The vote by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, formed in 2001 as part of a state...

  • UMass reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18- Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, will learn on Wednesday whether new charter schools will be approved for the first time in seven years. The American Federation of Teachers has fought against the nation's expansion of mostly...

  • 'Mend or end' diversity debate hit by new twist Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.

  • CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index represents private service industry companies raising the most capital through equity crowdfunding.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon's elite research arm, has awarded Emory up to...

  • BOSTON, Jan 15- High-profile professors and securities lawyers traded jabs Thursday on the merits of a Harvard University legal project, a scholarly slugfest playing out in the normally staid academic sector tracking corporate governance. At issue is a research paper from December by SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher and Stanford University professor...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 12- One way to improve economic mobility in the United States may be to fix the misconceptions that high-achieving, low-income teenagers often have about college. Economics professors Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and Sarah Turner of University of Virginia surveyed students, asking why they opted not to apply to certain...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9- California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Friday released his 2015-16 state budget, calling for $113 billion in proposed general fund spending, up just 1.4 percent from the year before despite the state's substantial economic recovery. Brown stuck to his plan to increase funding for the University of California by 4 percent, but...

  • Total enrollments at Apollo's flagship University of Phoenix dropped 20.4 percent to 592,853 in the quarter ended Nov. 30. Corinthian Colleges Inc and ITT Educational Services are under the U.S. government's scrutiny over their student loans and placement rates. Phoenix, Arizona-based Apollo forecast revenue of $580 million- $595 million for the second...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 5- One of the worst mistakes you can make with college financial aid is simply failing to file the all-important Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education began accepting FAFSA applications for the 2015-16 academic year on Jan. 1, and most forms of financial help- grants, loans, work study- depend on your turning it in.