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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Education Revolution

Posted on Friday June 29, 2012

• In a guest post for VentureBeat, Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University, argues that experts “can’t see the forest for the trees,” as they seem unaware of all the wonderful options and innovations that exist in education. • Alameda University hopes to join online education revolution leaders like Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute [...]

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When Education Is under Attack, Why Become a Teacher?

Posted on Friday June 29, 2012

Global protests about education occur on a daily basis, exacerbated by issues like media spin. Politicians use their authority to investigate colleges about gainful employment, alleged misuse of federal student financial aid, cheating, and a purported lack of teacher accountability. Students and others decry the very real problem of excessive student debt and the education [...]

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Male Professors: The Next Endangered Species

Posted on Thursday June 28, 2012

Once upon a time in a land not so far away, people lived within certain gender restrictions when it came to career options. Management positions were once dominated by males while professions like nursing were seen as just for women. Over the last half century, the hope and the goal seems to be that there [...]

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For-Profit Colleges May Lose Federal Student Aid

Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2012

• The Associated Press’s Christine Armario reports that for-profit colleges may lose federal student financial aid if their students don’t improve their payback rate. • Daniel Luzer of Washington Monthly speculates on what the new federal regulations may mean for the for-profit schools. • The Education Management Corporation has found errors in the Department of [...]

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Adjunct Faculty Must Create Their Own Foundation

Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2012

Have you ever had an idea in the back of your mind for years, one you’ve even shared with colleagues; yet, you haven’t taken any action on it? Meanwhile, a problem persists that could in part be alleviated had action on the idea been taken. When I recently rediscovered Pablo Eisenberg’s article entitled, “Plight of [...]

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Should Sports Be Out-of-Bounds in Education Budgets?

Posted on Tuesday June 26, 2012

Often when there is talk of balancing school budgets, the argument about funding sports programs begins. The basic claim made is that sports by definition are extra-curricular activities; they are not part of regular academics. Anytime a budget is trimmed, it is the extras that are removed first. Others argue that the importance of teaching [...]

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Fascinating New University Studies

Posted on Monday June 25, 2012

• Seth Borenstein of The Associated Press explains that the line between human and animal continues to blur as various university studies show how animals think. • Cambridge University has released a study showing that adolescents commit crimes more because of a lack of morality than any environmental factors . • John Bohannon of Australia’s [...]

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