education

August 09, 2017

The characteristics of the cybersecurity war in which the United States is now engaged are not dissimilar from any team sporting contest. Whether in football, baseball or basketball, the game is won or lost on four key elements. Winning almost always comes down to offense, defense, coaching, and playbook execution.

August 08, 2017

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives big new leeway to states in calling the shots.

August 07, 2017

"My criteria for approval is clear: does the state's plan adhere to the law? Delaware demonstrated their plan does, and so I am happy to approve it," DeVos said in a statement. "I hope it will give the students, families and educators in the state a strong foundation for a great education." Upon learning that the department had approved Delaware's plan, the CCSSO's Minnich said in a statement Tuesday that he was pleased the department had "acted quickly" to give the state's plan the go-ahead.

July 19, 2017

The modern American conception of school–big centralized facilities with start times that seem way too early or way too late-is driven by yellow buses. Districts need to get three or four cycles out of each bus each morning and evening to get utilization rates high enough to keep transportation affordable. The transportation tail is wagging the dog.

July 06, 2017

U.S. institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients. The report, published by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), supplies data and analysis for a vital U.S. economic interest: the American system of doctoral education.

June 29, 2017

In 1964, a group of professors, activists, and scientists put together a report that warned US President Lyndon B. Johnson of three impending threats, including a “Cybernation Revolution” that would put massive numbers of people out of work. The committee included a list of recommendations for staving off each crisis. Number one was “a massive program to build up our educational system.”

June 06, 2017

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that about 70 percent of respondents (tech industry experts and higher education thought leaders alike) say that new educational and training programs will need to emerge to successfully prepare large numbers of employees for the new skills they’ll need.

June 06, 2017

In the space of just a few years, technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, using some of the same techniques that have made their companies linchpins of the American economy. Through their philanthropy, they are influencing the subjects that schools teach, the classroom tools that teachers choose and fundamental approaches to learning.

May 30, 2017

Introduced by Congressmen Erik Paulsen and Mike Quigley, the Stopping Trained in America PhDs from Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act, is likely to benefit Indians given that they constitute the largest number of students doing PhD in the US.

May 26, 2017

Yep, colleges and universities in America are addicted to taxpayer-subsidized tuition. That's why they keep jacking up tuition faster than the rate of inflation. And that's why they really don't care how much debt your child is straddled with when they graduate. Because whether you pay or don't pay, succeed in life or fail, government-backed student loans make sure the schools get their money, and get it fast, first, and always.

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