education

July 25, 2018

Meet the man dubbed China's Elon Musk, Ruopeng Liu. Like Musk, he's working on sending people into space, and has already sent them flying. He's the man behind jet-powered surfboards, and is a multi-billionaire at just 35 years old. "We call ourselves the future studio," said Liu during an NBC News visit to his company's headquarters here. "We design the future." But is he guilty of stealing the intellectual property of a famous American scientist?

July 13, 2018

To many, Bill Gates is a hero. But the billionaire philanthropist has shown that even world-class icons have idols of their own. For him, one among them is Anna Rosling Rönnlund. In a blog post earlier this year, Gates dubbed the Swedish social entrepreneur a hero for “making a difference in the world” through her work.

July 08, 2018

On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered McAdams immediate reinstatement to his post at Marquette University. “The undisputed facts show that the University breached its contract with Dr. McAdams when it suspended him for engaging in activity protected by the contract’s guarantee of academic freedom,” the court wrote in its opinion.

July 08, 2018

A new financial report from Moody’s Investors Services says that 25 percent of private colleges spent more than they earned in 2017. This is despite the overall growth in tuition revenue. According to the report, smaller private colleges are facing the most serious financial difficulty.

July 05, 2018

With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral academic research and exchange opportunities, the presidents of U.S. universities and colleges are visiting Israel this week with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange. Meeting with their Israeli counterparts, the delegation will exchange ideas on innovation and learning and explore opportunities for bilateral academic collaboration.

July 05, 2018

The “affirmative action” racial policies were discarded on Tuesday, just before Independence Day. “Such [racial] policies are outrageously wrong,” says Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO), a nonprofit think tank which studies civil rights, immigration, and integration.

July 04, 2018

We show that math and reading scores for grades 4 and 8 have increased over the last two decades, although the largest increases--with the exception of eighth-grade reading--occurred in the early years of NCLB. White-black and white-Hispanic math and reading gaps have declined over this period, while gaps by FRL eligibility have remained steady. Meanwhile, the overall trend in eighth-grade civics largely mirrors the trend in eighth-grade reading: slow and modest improvements, with perhaps a slight uptick in scores in recent years. Gaps in civics scores remain alarmingly wide.

June 13, 2018

The US consistently underperforms on international academic benchmarks compared to other developed countries—a reality that education secretary Betsy DeVos seems intent on changing. DeVos is on a 10-day, multi-stop visit to Europe to learn about apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, and the European K-12 education system.

June 10, 2018

The state of Mississippi is hoping to fill openings for math teachers by lowering the cut score for its certification exam. The Mississippi Board of Education recently approved a decision to reduce the passing score for the Praxis II Subject Assessment, "Mathematics: Content Knowledge" from 160 to 152 for teachers teaching in grades 7-12.

June 01, 2018

The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens, the State Department said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump works to counter alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.

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