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About 275,000 women left workforce in January in ‘critical’ pandemic trend, experts say

From NBC News: “Even though there is still volatility in the U.S. economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the consistent theme is still… Read More

Is 2021 the year of college athletics reform?

From Inside Higher Ed: “This year could be a turning point in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 115-year history, as it confronts upcoming state and… Read More

Desperate for spring break, settling for less

From Inside Higher Ed: “According to researchers tracking colleges’ pandemic response plans, the reality for a majority of students this year is no traditional week… Read More

What is the future for international branch campuses

From University World News: “Of course, [International Branch Campuses] have long confronted criticism from detractors. The high-profile failures have been plentiful, ranging from George Mason… Read More

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

From The Hechinger Report: “The number of students in community colleges in the fall declined by more than half a million, or 10 percent, according… Read More

Will China pull the plug on Australian enrolments?

From Times Higher Education: “Experts are unsure whether Chinese authorities’ pressure on local education agents to steer their clients away from Australia, in the wake… Read More

Colleges counted on enrolling Latino students. Now they’re scrambling.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Among Latina/o students, first-time enrollment plummeted by nearly 20 percent. Community colleges have been particularly hard hit, losing close… Read More

A university is offering students $75 to skip spring break

From The Washington Post: “A university in California is hoping a little cash incentive will keep students from traveling for spring break, the latest effort… Read More

Jill Biden pushes free access to community college, training

From VOA News: “Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of Biden… Read More

Expect college wait lists to be obnoxiously long this year

From The Wall Street Journal: “Many college admissions officers are stumped this spring over how many applicants to admit. Their mathematical models to predict which… Read More

‘Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges’

From Inside Higher Ed: “The pandemic has been devastating to many community colleges, with lost enrollment and declining revenue. But Carrie B. Kisker sees this… Read More

Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

From The Hechinger Report: “When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March 2020, the research unit inside the U.S. Department of Education, called the Institute… Read More

A-level grade inflation ‘could destabilise admissions again’

From Times Higher Education: “Admissions officers have warned that the likely grade inflation from allowing A-level results to be determined through teacher assessment could destabilise… Read More

Amazon donating $15M to Code.org to create AP computer science course with inclusive focus

From GeekWire: “Amazon is making a $15 million donation to Code.org to help the Seattle nonprofit launch a new Advanced Placement computer science programming course… Read More

Report: Majority of students still think online courses should cost less

From Campus Technology: “In a recent survey from Barnes & Noble Education, the vast majority of college students (94 percent) said they think schools should… Read More

The Covid effect: Most colleges will keep test-optional policies for good

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Most colleges that temporarily suspended their ACT and SAT requirements during the pandemic do not plan to reinstate them…. Read More

More states turn to public-college mergers, but easy fixes may remain elusive

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “With a single paragraph, the governor of New Hampshire announced his intention to combine the state’s 13 four- and… Read More

UK university students wasted £1bn in a year on empty accommodation

From The Guardian: “University students have wasted nearly £1bn on empty rooms in flat shares and halls of residence that they have been unable to… Read More

Writing lecture notes by hand ‘creates deeper understanding’

From Times Higher Education: “ … 101 master’s students on an informatics course at the University of Oslo were asked to write all lecture notes… Read More

2U, Guild tap deeper into adult education market

From Inside Higher Ed: “Employees at companies such as Walmart, Chipotle and Lowe’s may soon have access to discounted online degrees through a new partnership… Read More

International student strategies must change, says ACE

From University World News: “The report, Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A new compact for international students, was released on 12 February by the American… Read More

Online learning era neglects blind students’ needs

From Inside Higher Ed: “A year after many campuses transitioned to remote instruction, blind students continue to encounter barriers that undermine their learning. … Many… Read More

The dark side of online exam proctoring

From Observatory of Educational Innovation: “Remote exams have proven to be an invaluable resource for maintaining educational institutions’ ability to conduct assessments in times of… Read More

Cheating on the rise in UK universities during Covid, say researchers

From The Guardian: “UK researchers are warning of an alarming rise in cheating in universities since the Covid pandemic hit, after detecting a tripling of… Read More

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