Will Beacons transform education? Technology, especially mobile computing, is having a profound effect on education. Reliable student access to mobile devices has now opened the door to a new teaching technology.
Educators today are preparing our students for jobs and careers that do not yet exist, using technologies and solutions that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that society does not yet recognize as problems.
I work for a university that confers advanced degrees, so you might expect me to wholeheartedly endorse the idea of earning a master's degree. But I also study the job market, hiring trends and corporate cultures, and I speak to many corporate recruiters and hiring managers.
Nothing is guaranteed -- the financial aid office does not have to review your award simply because you wrote a letter. However, submitting an appeal can help them understand your situation.
New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.
What if, with just one small change, we could give families an earlier estimate of college costs and alleviate some of the administrative burden on schools? It's possible -- and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has the authority to enact it today.
I am a professor of philosophy at a public university. What is the value of philosophy to the taxpayers who subsidize my teaching? Philosophy is an abstruse and difficult field.
Robert Putnam's latest bestseller, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, is a synthesis of charts and data brought to life through skillful and at times heart-wrenching stories of the uneven playing field facing young people across the country.
So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?
The rest of the world fully understands that a nation going forward, in this century, must have a highly educated population. Historically, this same commitment has not been partisan in the United States.
In my years of study and teaching, much of what's proved valuable in intellectual terms has happened in corridors, cafeterias, while walking up hill or down or when I've invited students to accompany me across campus as I pursue some errand.
If legal remedies for borrowers, such as defense to repayment, exist only on paper, they are not worth very much. Meeting with Corinthian borrowers is the first step in the Department's necessary recognition that it needs to be more proactive and protective when it comes to student borrowers.
While there are many problems in higher education and each of these issues deserves careful analysis, I focus here on the individual student and her/his educational experience in the electronic age.
People across the political spectrum might disagree on the causes of why mobility has stagnated, but it is obvious that more education, and especially a scaling up of community college education, should be part of the solution.
Anti-Semitism remains a very real problem. The line of questioning put to UCLA student Rachel Beyda during her confirmation hearing for a student government position was inappropriate, and yes, anti-Semitic in its raw form. So are the isolated incidents of swastikas found on campuses.
There is so much hate for safety schools. They're treated like dirty words. But you know what? All schools are awesome. And any school that accepts you deserves your respect. Your safety school is probably somebody's reach.