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Dale Whittaker is leaving after a short leadership stint filled with controversy over the misuse of state funds for the construction of a new campus building.
Necessity is often the mother of invention. For Dr. Jessica Calarco, it was motherhood itself that necessitated—or at least sparked—innovation.Five years ago, Calarco was a new mother, often awake half the night with her infant daughter. As luck would have it, the Serial podcast was released that year. The groundbreaking, Peabody Award-winning true-crime program by public radio producer Sarah Koenig precipitated a podcasting renaissance. During one bleary-eyed night with the
The two-year-old City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine is the rare medical school with a student body that approaches the demographic diversity of the communities it seeks to serve. Fifty-three percent of the student population of CUNY School of Medicine are members of underrepresented minorities. African-American students comprise 35 percent and Hispanic students are 18 percent of the student body. The national average for medical schools is
A revealing analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) indicates that professors’ beliefs about intelligence play a measurable role in the success of STEM students, especially underrepresented minorities. “In a university-wide sample, we found that all students – and Black, Latino and Native American students in particular – earn significantly higher grades in STEM courses when their professors believe intelligence is a malleable quality that can
As a journalist who has covered college admission for many years, I’ve seen firsthand how students and families struggle to make sense of the financial aid award letters they get from colleges. At a charter school in New Orleans, for example, I saw a student who didn’t initially understand that even though she was being offered $32,000 in scholarship aid from her dream school – a private liberal arts college
By Jane Gallagher, VP of Operations, The Virtual High School (Inc.) Online learning has increasingly become a viable option for schools and districts to provide their students with improved access to a greater number of the courses they need. Teachers are becoming more adept at incorporating online resources into their daily instruction, and the oldest K-12 online programs are now more than twenty years old. Hundreds of thousands of students
Many educational institutions maintain their own data centers. But to Jeff Olson, chief data officer and senior VP of technology strategy at the College Board, all those humming racks of servers are just plumbing—and he doesn't want to be in the plumbing business. He would rather focus on how the College Board, which administers the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Tests, can help students reach their educational goals. "We need
I’ve received an email from Martin Hawksey at ALT announcing the Open Education Resources 2019 conference programme. My session is on Wednesday and overall it looks like there will be alot of interesting sessions to go to: Full details of the OER19 conference programme
K-12 underwent 122 known cybersecurity incidents last year, hitting 119 different education agencies in 38 states. The result was the "theft of millions of tax payer dollars, stolen identities, tax fraud and altered school records," according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.
Universities are seeing an increase in teetotal clubs and alcohol-free accommodation. Why are students drinking less?Like most students heading off to university, Emily Proctor, 19, felt apprehensive. But it wasn’t just the thought of leaving her family and making new friends that caused her to be anxious; Proctor was concerned about how she’d fit in as a teetotal student.“I was worried as I knew that much of university life involves