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  • 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
    Graduation college education

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 29- Female chief financial officers at U.S. corporations are less likely to adopt high-risk tax-avoidance strategies than their male counterparts, according to a study by an accounting group. The analysis was done by four accounting professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Fordham University. Tax aggressiveness was gauged by the...

  • COLUMN-Last-minute moves to boost financial aid Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Financial aid filing season starts right after the New Year's holiday and if you hope to get financial aid to pay for college next year, there is still some time left to maximize what you can get. A lot of college financial aid is first come, first served, so you want to turn in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible after the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...

  • Dec 10- The Financial Times and Madrid's IE Business School launched a joint venture on Wednesday aimed at corporate executives looking to expand their education. Several business schools across the world including the Yale School of Management and Antai Business School in China are taking part in the corporate learning program. The FT, which is owned by...

  • COLUMN-No need for irrational fears of student loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt- so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The vast majority of people aged 16-19 recognize the importance of a college degree, but most say they either want to avoid...

  • The country with most computer literate kids is... Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Multi-ethnic children typing on laptop computers

    A new test measures whether kids know the ins and outs of a computer. Thousands of Canadian kids took the test and they excelled.

  • Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    computers in classroom, students using computers

    Google, the world's largest Internet company by market value, is in the early days of its next big bet: education.

  • Ivy League equals top pay? Think again: Report Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    MIT Station Center by architect Frank Gehry.

    Ivy League degrees may be prestigious, but a new analysis suggests they may not get you the best starting salary. The Washington Post reports.