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America’s standardized-testing giants are losing money fast

From The Chronicle: “The revenues generated by ACT Inc. from educational assessment and work-force development — a category that includes the ACT exam — declined… Read More

Do applicants lie about their race?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Most colleges and universities are aggressively searching for minority applicants. They want diversity on their campuses. … All of which raises… Read More

Student loan debt is deepening the racial wealth divide

From University World News: “Last June, a paper prepared for BI by Andre M Perry, Marshall Steinbaum and Carl Romer showed that in 2019, 75%… Read More

Faculty diversity fell in time of crisis

From Inside Higher Ed: “Four-year colleges and universities cut tenure-track hiring by 25 percent around the time of the Great Recession — and hires of… Read More

UNC wins affirmative action case, for now

From Inside Higher Ed: “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill didn’t discriminate against white and Asian American applicants in admissions, a federal judge… Read More

How the pandemic spurred American students to pursue health care careers

From PBS: “At 55, Debi Kinder is taking a new path. Last year, the mother of two, plus dog Diva, was semi-retired and working a… Read More

The 10 fastest-growing science and technology jobs of the next decade

From CNBC: “Hiring in the computer and information technology fields has faster projected growth between 2020 and 2030 than all other fields. The Bureau of… Read More

What does it mean to skill 30 million people? IBM looks to find out.

From Work Shift: “IBM announced an eye-popping goal in the workforce space this week: a commitment to upskill 30 million people by 2030. … And… Read More

edX staked its reputation on its nonprofit status. What will it mean to be part of for-profit 2U?

From EdSurge: “What will the arrangement mean for the more than 150 university partners that helped build edX over the years … Agarwal … says… Read More

Why most ivies offer few online degrees—and what’s happening to change it

From EdSurge:  “ ‘The Ivies are all risk-averse,’ says Peggy McCready, former associate vice provost for technology and digital initiatives at UPenn Libraries. ‘The last… Read More

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ model actually improve access?

From EdSurge: “These days some publishers are trying a new sales model they say will save students money: textbook subscription services. The latest player to… Read More

Virtual work is here to stay. Here’s how colleges can help students land remote internships.

From Higher Ed Dive: “Although the pandemic has decimated entire industries, it’s been good for companies hoping to connect students with employers or work-based learning… Read More

Education and Justice Departments warn of Covid’s ‘profound toll’ on student mental health

From The Chronicle: “If institutions don’t adequately support students with mental-health diagnoses, as required by federal law, the departments warned that they could draw an… Read More

U.S. graduate enrollments grew in 2020

From Inside Higher Ed: “U.S. graduate schools saw increases in enrollment in fall 2020 despite a big drop in international students, although there were significant… Read More

Maximizing human systems in transfer

From Inside Higher Ed: “We have collectively changed the landscape of transfer in Michigan while honoring the autonomy of governance in our colleges and universities…. Read More

California Governor signs bill to ease transfer

From Inside Higher Ed: “California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday intended to ease the transfer process for the state’s community college students to the… Read More

‘Levelling up’ needs a truly flexible skills system – Commission

From University World News: “With rapidly declining education participation rates among British adults and skills shortages, a high-level commission on lifelong education called this week… Read More

Academe reacts to convictions in admissions trial

From Inside Higher Ed: “A federal jury on Friday convicted two wealthy fathers of illegally paying bribes to get their children admitted to the University… Read More

Students parents suffer as more campus child care centers close

From The Hechinger Report: “For college students who are also parents, a population that makes up more than 20 percent of undergraduates, one of the… Read More

Deal creates new model for adult learners

From The Chronicle: “UMass realized that to meaningfully expand its offerings for working adults, just choosing an online-program manager (OPM) didn’t make sense. … UMass… Read More

Report: More education doesn’t always mean more earnings

From Inside Higher Ed: “The report found that a worker with a bachelor’s degree earns a median $2.8 million over a lifetime, averaging about $70,000… Read More

American democracy is sick. Can colleges be part of the cure?

From EdSurge: “Educators are alarmed, and surveys of people ages 18 to 24 about the state of America’s democracy and values show ‘there is sort… Read More

US colleges hit by wave of student labour unionisation

From Times Higher Education: “A new wave of student labour unionisation is sweeping US college campuses, with demands for better pay and conditions encouraged by… Read More

Why white students are 250% more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities

From The Hechinger Report: “At every four-year public college in Illinois and Missouri with data available, for example, there was a gap of at least… Read More

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