WASHINGTON, March 14- For-profit colleges on Friday criticized the Obama administration's proposal to deny federal funding to career-training institutions that students leave with high levels of debt.» Read More
It was the right idea that maybe came too late — to rent (rather than sell) textbooks to cash-strapped students. CEO Dan Rosenweig knew it from the start.
Universities, facing declining enrollment, say they can't keep raising tuition at current rates. So, why aren't parents cheering?
So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.
CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.
There’s more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization has found.
Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Davidson College doesn't package student loans.
Students have started to be admitted, faculty members have been hired, and construction has begun on the site that will become the home of Yale University ’s first joint college in its 300-year history, the NYT reports.
Under pressure to expand, media companies are capitalizing on the changes that technology is bringing to classrooms.
This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department today released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies have said the data is inaccurate — and (the bizarre part!) not in their favor.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
Educators say that the academic rift between boys and girls in China is apparent, and statistics indicate that it is quickly growing wider. The NYT reports.
The Republican-controlled House passed the student loan bill, 215 to 195, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College, the NYT reports.
Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Do the reputations of Asian universities precede them? Last Thursday, the Times Higher Education released its second World Reputation Rankings in a report that said, “The West loses ground to the East in the global index of academic prestige,” the New York Times reports.
Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.
A look at the average lifetime social burden cost of a 16-year-old school dropout, with Henry Levin, Teachers College economics & education professor.
E-textbooks save students money and lighten their backpacks, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the the Jack Welch Management Institute will soon be the largest online MBA program. "We want to be 5,000 students by 2016," he adds.