Education

Scholarships Awarded to Student Champions of Diversity

Nine regional colleges awarded scholarships to high school seniors during the 13th annual Champions of Diversity Awards ceremony, held Dec. 5, 2012, for their contributions to diversity in their schools and communities.


Ohio Colleges Struggle to Graduate Minorities

In the coming years, more students of color than ever will be applying for college and entering the workforce -- increasing pressure on schools to educate students they have traditionally not served well, according to an annual report on admission trends.


School Districts Back Ban on High-cost Capital Bonds

A California moratorium on school districts issuing high-cost capital appreciation bonds wins support from Marysville Joint Unified School District Trustee Frank Crawford, who says interest costs for the bonds "border on lunacy."


Mississippi Schools Bashed for Harsh Discipline

Mississippi schools routinely employ harsh disciplinary practices for minor offenses and in the process are creating a "pipeline to prison" culture that harms education and the state's economy, charges a report by several advocacy groups released Thursday.


Rhee Backs Gov. Kasich's School Reform Efforts

Michelle Rhee, a former chancellor of Washington, D.C., schools and founder of StudentsFirst, says spending more money on education has not improved student performance.


STEM Grants Offer Affordable Route to Teaching

Bennett College graduate Gabby Mack is among the first group of students the state is training to become STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers using a 5-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Top Ranked Online Graduate Business Programs

The College of Business' online masters of business administration and executive MBA were ranked No. 1, leading Arizona State University, Indiana University, University of Florida and California State University.


Retiring Boomers Like College Life

You really didn't expect Baby Boomers to flock to those staid retirement communities in Florida and Arizona, did you?


Fitch: Proposed Calif. Budget Provides Increase for Higher Ed

Fitch believes California's proposed budget, which would increase state allocations to University of California and California State University by $125 million, will provide some funding stability following several years of declining appropriations.


Mediabistro Launches Online Social Media Marketing Certificate

WebMediaBrands Inc.'s Mediabistro announced an online Master certificate in Social Media Marketing to help digital marketers earn credentials from its leading digital media education program.


Yale Law Names First Hispanic Tenured Professor

Cristina Rodriguez has joined Yale Law School as its first Hispanic tenured professor effective Jan. 28, Dean Robert Post has announced.


UTB President Garcia Awaits Merger Bill

Despite looming changes for the University of Texas at Brownsville, President Juliet V. Garcia said she is positive the coming transformation will benefit students and the community.


California Gets an F in Report on State Education Policies

California has earned an F on a report card issued by the maverick education-reform group StudentsFirst. And as a sign of how fractious school politics has become, the state's No. 2 education official called the failing grade "a badge of honor."


UT Austin Names New Commercialization Director

Dan Sharp, a veteran patent attorney who helped dispel a cloud of uncertainty last year about the tech commercialization operations of the University of Texas, has been named director of UT Austin's Office of Technology Commercialization.


Loans Weighing Down Students' Futures

Sylvia Zukowski only works two jobs now, down from the four she had when she returned to college for a second undergraduate degree.


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