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  • COLCHESTER, Vt.— A northern Vermont college that faced a $1.5 million deficit last year has cut staff members to balance expenses. The Burlington Free Press reports a history instructor and a coordinator for St. Michael's College's experiential learning program were cut before the academic year began. Last year, St. Michael's faced a $1.5 million deficit...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The chief of Harvard University's endowment says he's disappointed with the school's latest investment results. Harvard endowment chief N.P. Narvekar says in his report that the performance is "disappointing and not where it needs to be." Endowments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College have reported gains...

  • Fewer international students apply for US MBA programs

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the results of an MBA survey stating some MBA programs are seeing a decline in international applications.

  • Why charter schools thrive: Success Academy CEO

    Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy CEO, talks about the growth in charter school enrollment and why millions of parents are opting to send their children to the publicly-funded, privately-run institutions.

  • Making money by throwing money at other people's misfortunes: Bobby Turner

    Bobby Turner, Turner Impact Capital, discusses his approach to social impact investing.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the official opening of a new tech-oriented graduate school in New York City:. The school on Roosevelt Island is a collaboration between Cornell University and Israel's Technion. The winner was a joint application by Cornell University and the Technion in Israel.

  • WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The for-profit colleges have found allies in the new administration and President Donald Trump,...

  • NEW YORK— The city's quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn't had a top-tier technology school pumping out the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers. The collaboration between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of...

  • WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The for-profit colleges have found allies in the new administration and President Donald Trump,...

  • Learning online

    Nearly 6 million college students take online courses, but a free option, Khan Academy, has more than 56 million registered users. Founder Sal Khan launched the non-profit in 2008 and today his instructional videos are being integrated in classrooms from elementary to university level in an effort to help stem the “summer slide”.

  • Sept 2- Maria Rocha does not generally discuss her immigration status with her third-graders at a San Antonio charter school. Rocha is one of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people in the United States to receive work authorization through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. After graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio, she was...

  • University of Houston campuses to open after Labor Day: Chancellor Renu Khator

    Renu Khator, University of Houston System chancellor and University of Houston president, discusses how Hurricane Harvey has impacted the universities' students and when they plan to reopen.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- A bipartisan bill to fund public education in Illinois and start the flow of $6.7 billion in state aid to its 852 school districts cleared its last legislative hurdle with Senate approval on Tuesday. The measure also creates a tax credit pilot program to fund $75 million annually for private school scholarships, which teachers unions derided as...

  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduces pods entering the hyperloop test track at the last competition in January 2017

    Teams developing pods to work on the superfast transport system hyperloop are heading to California to test their devices at SpaceX.

  • Yoobi CEO: Gift-giving for the classroom

    Ido Leffler, Yoobi CEO & founder, talks about the company's partnership with an organization that provides school supplies to classrooms in need.

  • LONDON, Aug 23- After 20 years of losses, gene therapy specialist Oxford BioMedica is at last close to achieving its first profit thanks to the success of Novartis with a pioneering cancer treatment. For Oxford Bio, which listed in London in 1996 after being spun out of research at the University of Oxford, it has been a long haul marked by drug setbacks and funding...

  • McGraw-Hill CEO: AI in the classroom in here

    David Levin, McGraw-Hill Education CEO, discusses how artificial intelligence is changing the way students learn as traditional media companies shift into technology.

  • Raising a baby doesn't come cheap and the costs of child-rearing may be more manageable in certain states.

  • Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy.

    Sal Khan, Khan Academy founder & CEO, talks about offering children a digital way to help them transition back to the classroom and regain some of the learning loss from summer vacation.

  • Aug 2- Other benefits like peace and a livable planet notwithstanding, the financial cost of socially responsible investing appears to be high. Funds managed to SRI mandates soared to $8.1 trillion in 2016 from just $1.4 trillion in 2012, according to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. A new study from the University of Rome and the...